Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put up a masterclass display once again to help Arsenal finish the season with an FA Cup and as a result earn a place in next season’s Europa League.
Having finished in the eighth position on the English Premier League table, the Gunners were desperate for victory at Wembley on Sunday to make a return to Europe.
However, hopes looked slim when Christian Pulisic managed to fire the Blues ahead after just five minutes after being teed up by former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.
But the former Borussia Dortmund striker put the sides level after 28 minutes. He was brought down in the danger zone and referee Martin Taylor had no option but to point to the penalty spot. The 31-year-old held his nerve to send goalkeeper William Caballero the wrong way.
The winning goal came in the 67th minute when Ivorian Nicholas Pepe picked Auba and the striker danced his way past Curtis Zouma before firing home the winning goal.
Chelsea’s blues were compounded with 12 minutes to go when Mateo Kovacic was sent off.
By winning the FA Cup, Arteta became the first person to lift the trophy both as a player and a coach.