Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gloriously lifts the ball into the net, and Mikel Arteta triumphantly lifts the first trophy of his young career. It is a record 14th FA Cup for Arsenal, this strangest ever final ending with the most usual winners, as Chelsea are now set to end the campaign without silverware.
This wasn’t the grand culmination of Frank Lampard’s first season as Chelsea manager, then, but an illustration of how incomplete his team still are and maybe he is as a coach. Arsenal brilliantly exploited the flaws in this side that have been visible all season, and even in their boss’s approach going back to Derby County. That was to the credit of Arteta and Aubameyang.
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