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Category: FA Cup

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When Arsenal beat Liverpool at Wembley to seal their first double

In one glorious week in the 1970-71 season, Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane and the FA Cup at WembleyBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkGiven that Liverpool and Arsenal have won so many trophies – 32 leagues titles, 21 FA Cups, 1…

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FA Cup replays scrapped for next season with prize money reduced

EFL reduces Carabao Cup semi-finals to one-legged tiesNew Premier League season set to start on 12 SeptemberFA Cup replays have been scrapped for the forthcoming season and prize money reduced to 2017-18 levels as a result of the impact of the coronavi…

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David Squires on … the Aubameyang Contract Renegotiation final!

Our resident cartoonist on Arsenal’s Wembley win over Chelsea, featuring Emile Sandé, Mesut Özil and a trebuchet Continue reading…

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The Fiver | To the victors, the spoils

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!After the White Horse final of 1923 and the Matthews final of 1953, the Emeli Sandé Singing Abide With Me on the Wembley Roof final of 2020 is another that seems likely to live long in the collective m…

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Mikel Arteta has smoothed Arsenal’s knots – driving them on starts here | Barney Ronay

Manager has the heart and cutting edge of an evolving team. Things can progress if Aubameyang and Ceballos are securedFive minutes before half-time at Wembley Stadium, Mikel Arteta could be seen leaping out of his chalk rectangle and haring off down th…

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Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal turn tables on Chelsea to win FA Cup – video

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starred with two goals against Chelsea – as Mikel Arteta’s side came from behind to win the FA Cup, as Arsenal won the trophy for the 14th time.Some of their players changed into shirts bearing the slogan “Always forward” – to…

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Frank Lampard must resolve Chelsea’s defensive issues to progress | Jonathan Wilson

The Blues’ attack looks extremely exciting for next year, but they are disorganised at the back and have been all seasonIn July 1971, Apollo 15 approached the Moon. After the lunar module detached bearing the mission’s other two astronauts, Al Worden w…

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shows why he is Arsenal’s talisman

Mikel Arteta wants to build a team around the best striker in England and the reasons were apparent at WembleyAll Auba? For a joyful Arsenal, that was the story again. Auba and out? They will just have to wait and see. If there were any doubts that Pie…

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Azpilicueta’s tears symbolic of Chelsea’s defence to weep for

Frank Lampard needs to apply major surgery to his rearguard after a shambolic display against Arsenal in the FA Cup finalWhen César Azpilicueta walked off with tears in his eyes, struggling to hold back the emotion of his hamstring injury forcing him o…

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Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: FA Cup final player ratings

Ceballos ran Aubameyang close for man of the match while Pulisic excelled and Azpilicueta struggled before their injuriesEmiliano Martínez 6 The Argentinian made an important early save from Mason Mount before being beaten by Christian Pulisic’s fine f…

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Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal turn tables on Chelsea to win FA Cup

It was a snapshot of the finishing ability that makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a world-class performer and, for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, the upshot was glorious.Héctor Bellerín had driven the move and, when Nicolas Pépé worked a pass left to Aubameya…

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Arsenal v Chelsea: FA Cup final 2020 – live!

FA Cup final latest from the 5.30pm BST kick-off at WembleyStalwarts Giroud and David Luiz cross swords in finalAnd you can email Scott with your thoughts 3.15pm BST Those two previous Arsenal-Chelsea finals, then. Here’s what happened in 2002 … Rela…

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Make some noise: how FA Cup finalists can get an edge at an empty Wembley | Ben Fisher

With so much at stake in the FA Cup final, how will players prepare and gain an advantage in an empty Wembley?It is a staple of the football calendar but on Saturday, for the first time since its inception almost 150 years ago, the FA Cup final will be…

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Mikel Arteta knows Arsenal must seize FA Cup opportunity this time

Manager was part of Arsène Wenger’s squad that lifted trophy at Wembley in 2014 and 2015 but failed to build on it afterwardsIt was May 2015 and Arsenal’s prospects looked shinier than at any point in the previous five years. They had qualified directl…

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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard shrugs off silence from Roman Abramovich

Manager did not receive message after top-four finishLampard: ‘We haven’t been in touch – there’s nothing in that’Frank Lampard is relaxed about not receiving a congratulatory message from Roman Abramovich after leading Chelsea into the Champions Leagu…

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Mikel Arteta needs FA Cup glory to launch Arsenal’s bid for the stars

Winning silverware will generate trust in Arteta’s grand plan and secure a financial boost through European footballThe way Mikel Arteta remembers it, Arsenal had wanted it too much. Before the 2014 FA Cup final against Hull, when he was the captain, e…

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Mason Mount: ‘I give myself seven out of 10 this season. But it’s not over yet’

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has an ability to turn up on the big occasion, is focused on delivering Chelsea’s first trophy under Frank Lampard in the FA Cup final against ArsenalThere is more to Mason Mount’s game than goals from midfield. The Chel…

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Willian still wanted at Chelsea but may play his way into Arsenal’s hands

Frank Lampard does not want to lose the Brazilian despite having no shortage of attacking options, with more to comeAt first glance it might seem odd Frank Lampard is so keen for Willian to stay at Chelsea. Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are already trai…

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Emiliano Martínez seizes chance at Arsenal to make sacrifices worthwhile | Nick Ames

Argentinian has arguably been the league’s best goalkeeper since the season resumed and he now has an FA Cup final against Chelsea to look forward toEmiliano Martínez had seen his loved ones at their lowest ebb and it made his decision for him. He had …

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Mates and survivors: Olivier Giroud and David Luiz cross swords in final

Chelsea striker and Arsenal defender share a common trait – resilience – and the FA Cup final provides the perfect stage on which to show itOlivier Giroud had just breathed life into Chelsea’s ill-fated hopes of Champions League qualification and knew …