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MetiNews.Com - The build-up to this FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea was all about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and true to form, the forward rose to the occasion. For weeks and months, speculation around Aubameyang’s future has rumbled on as the 31-year-old is now into the final year of his Gunners contract.
Breaking News ! The build-up to this FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea was all about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and true to form, the forward rose to the occasion. For weeks and months, speculation around Aubameyang’s future has rumbled on as the 31-year-old is now into the final year of his Gunners contract. He is still yet to pen fresh terms and, as a result, unsurprisingly the preamble to this FA Cup Final was all about if this would be Aubameyang’s last game for Arsenal. Head coach Mikel Arteta was sure it wouldn’t be, while he also added how lifting the trophy as captain could convince Aubameyang he should sign a new deal with the Gunners. “Winning the trophy helps to really believe and feel, ‘Wow, I want to experience more of these moments.’ If you are wearing the armband and you are able to lift that cup, it’s such a moment - this is going to help for sure,” said Arteta. Read more In pictures: Arsenal lift FA Cup trophy at empty Wembley Stadium Well Aubameyang, like Arteta, has now experienced what it is like to win the FA Cup and Arsenal can only hope it persuades him to stay. Either way, this FA Cup Final reaffirmed what we already knew about the Gabon international. Quite simply, he is a world-class forward and it is no surprise Barcelona and Inter Milan are at the front of the queue to sign him. His two goals here ensured he wrote himself into the history books, becoming only the fifth player to score two or more goals in a club match at Wembley Stadium (excluding Tottenham's temporary stint here).
His first goal, a coolly-taken penalty, was won by himself, but it was his second that really underlined his quality.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to win the FA Cup for the 14th time at Wembley (AP)
Aubameyang, after being laid in by Nicolas Pepe, skipped past Kurt Zouma before dinking the ball over Willy Caballero.
Wearing number 14 on his back, it was a goal from Aubameyang that was befitting of Thierry Henry. It oozed composure and class and he was rightly mobbed by his team-mates.
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Aubameyang has carried Arsenal a lot this season and, when his team needed him most in this FA Cup Final, he once again delivered.
It is why the club and Arteta are so desperate to keep him. The 31-year-old is pivotal to Arsenal’s rebuild and this performance showed exactly why.
In the current climate there is no way Arsenal could sign a forward like Aubameyang, one who is so clinical and able to deliver on the biggest stage.
He is their captain, their talisman and - as this FA Cup Final showed - Arsenal must do all they can to keep him.
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