Aubameyang double inspires Arsenal record FA Cup Final win

Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

FA Cup Final

Aubameyang 28 pen, 67, Pulasic 5

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley courtesy of a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double. Aubameyang levelled after Christian Pulasic gave the Blues the lead, and having absorbed the initial pressure the Gunners levelled from the penalty spot. Kieran Tierney’s long ball out let the Gabon striker in on goal, that was until he was hauled back by Cesar Azpilicueta who was shown a yellow card. Aubameyang sent Willy Cabellero the wrong way to level from the penalty spot, as Arsenal finished the half in a positive frame of mind. Earlier, Nicolas Pepe had a goal chalked off before the Gunners’ leveller for an offside in the build- up, but Mikel Arteta’s side were in for the fight. When Matteo Kovacic was shown a controversial second yellow card for a foul on Granit Xhaka, referee Anthony Taylor gave the Croatian his marching orders. Azpilicueta had been taken off with a hamstring injury and the Blues woes were compounded when Pulasic pulled up with the same injury as he ran towards Emiliano Martinez’s goal.

Arsenal end season with nervy 3-2 win to send Watford down

Arsenal 3 Watford 2

Aubameyang, (5 pen, 33) Tierney 24, Deeney 43, pen, Welbeck 66

Arsenal completed the 2019/20 Premier League season with a nervy 3-2 win over Watford at the Emirates. It was a tough afternoon for the manager-less Hornets who following the loss are relegated from the top flight after a five year stay. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a first half brace, with Kieran Tierney on target for his first Arsenal strike. For a second consecutive season, Aubameyang hit the 22 Premier League goal tally, however he narrowly missed out on the golden boot by one goal to Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. Aubameyang had a great chance to complete his hat-trick but couldn’t convert when Ben Foster saved from a narrowing angle after substitute Eddie Nketiah set up the chance on a break. Troy Deeney and former Gunner Danny Welbeck gave the visitors hope with two second half goals to reduce the deficit to 3-2, but it wasn’t to be for the visitors

Arsenal succumb to loss at Villa

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 0

Trezeguet 27

After the successes against arguably the two best teams in Europe, runaway champions Liverpool and former Champions Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, Arsenal succumbed to shock 1-0 loss against Aston Villa. Fighting for their Premier League lives, Villa were solid and resilient against a superior side as far as the possession was concerned. However, the only statistic of note was the stunning volleyed strike from Trezeguet in the first half.

Arsenal reach FA Cup Final with disciplined win over City

Arsenal 2 Manchester City 0

Aubameyang, 19, 71

FA Cup semi-final

Arsenal reached the FA Cup final for a record 21st time with a disciplined and resilient 2-0 win over Manchester City at Wembley. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck in either half to see Arsenal through to the FA Cup final where they will face either Chelsea or Manchester United. On the back of a Premier League win over Liverpool, the week got even better for Mikel Arteta’s side as he orchestrated the victory which dumped the reigning FA Cup holders out of this year’s competition.

Arsenal come from behind to stun Liverpool at Emirates

Arsenal 2 Liverpool 1

Lacazette 32, 44 Nelson, Mane 20

Arsenal came from behind to stun Liverpool at the Emirates stadium with a dogged but deserved 2-1 win over the new Premier League champions. It was the kind of game which Arsenal have been familiar with in recent seasons, dominant in possession but not getting the win. However for Mikel Arteta, and for Arsenal that narrative was in his favour this time as his players won a game with a resilient intelligence that has often been sacrificed in the name of flair in the past.

Gunners “relax” and let Spurs in to claim the north London derby

Spurs 2 Arsenal 1

Heung-Min Son 19, Alderweireld 81, Lacazette 16

The key to taking the lead, is not to relax immediately afterwards. Don’t do anything silly, preserve the lead and build on it. Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead after 16 minutes in Sunday’s North London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. But rather than doing any of the above, three minutes later, and the Gunners had gifted the home side the leveller through Heung-Min Son. But, just what was Sead Kolasinac trying to do, passing back an impossible ball to David Luiz and in front of Emiliano Martinez? Play it down the channel if you have to go back, or better still aim upfield and away from danger. Son, couldn’t believe his luck to gratefully accept the back pass to then chip the ball over the spreading Martinez.

Nketiah sees red as ten man Arsenal hold on for a point against Leicester

Arsenal 1 Leicester City 1

Aubameyang 21, Vardy 84

Eddie Nketiah saw red moments after coming on as a second half substitute as ten man Arsenal held on for a battling draw against Leicester City at the Emirates. Having gone up a goal to the good in the first half through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the game was turned it’s head in the 71st minute when Nketiah was shown a straight red card after replacing Alexandre Lacazette. Nketiah’s challenge on James Justin in the centre circle was reckless, yet despite his only just having come on, VAR was consulted before referee referee Christopher Kavanagh was invited to check the pitch-side monitor. Nketiah had to go.

Saka and Lacazette strike to inspire Gunners to Wolves win

Wolves 0 Arsenal 2

Saka 43, Lacazette 86

Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette were on target as Arsenal came through a tricky away Premier League fixture against Wolves. The West Midlands’ side had recorded three wins out of three since the lifting of the lockdown, however the Gunners produced an all-round team performance to record their fourth consecutive win and another Premier League clean sheet. Mikel Arteta has got his players up and ready for a situation he inherited last December. Results and morale were poor, however the former Arsenal player is beginning to see the results of his imprint, and the results suggest the upturn will continue.

Aubameyang double fires Gunners to Norwich win

Arsenal 4 Norwich City 0

Aubameyang 33, 67, Xhaka 37, Soares 81

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was gifted two goals in a 4-0 rout of Norwich City, with Granit Xhaka and a Cedric Soares thunder drive on his debut completing the rout. The Canaries came with a plan, however, bearing gifts will not have been in that plan. Not that Arsenal needed any help in that department as they won in style on their Emirates return. Aubameyang now becomes the fastest Arsenal player to reach the landmark 50 goal tally.

Arsenal blunt Blades to seal FA Cup semi-final at Wembley

Sheffield United 1 Arsenal 2

McGoldrick 87, Pepe pen 25, Ceballos 90+1

Arsenal secured safe passage to the FA Cup semi-finals through substitute Dani Ceballos’ late winner over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Pepe had given the Gunners the lead from the penalty spot when Alexandre Lacazette was fouled by Chris Basham, the Ivorian beating Henderson to his left from twelve yards.