Arsenal fans and legends revel in their FA Cup victory
After a dismal 2019-20 Premier League season, Arsenal fans were overjoyed after their team secured an important victory over London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday. The North London club finished eighth in what was a topsy-turvy season for the Gunners, beating the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, but losing to the relegation-threatened Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion.
With four goals in Arsenal’s last two fixtures, skipper Pierre-Emerick was undoubtedly the pick of the bunch, although Chelsea fans will be disappointed with the match officials for their unfair decisions, while ruing the loss of the in-form Cristian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta.
On that note, let’s have a look at the many reactions from Arsenal’s record 14th FA Cup trophy:
Arsenal invincible Ian Wright got the better of former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole after his former team beat the four-time Premier League champions:
Many former Arsenal players also revelled in Arsenal’s joy:
Arsenal’s record signing, Nicolas Pepe’s former club LOSC Lille also joined in the congratulatory messages:
And so did Kieran Tierney’s former club, and Scottish giants Celtic
Praises poured in for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as well, who scripted his team’s turnaround after joining the club midway through the season:
After securing European football for another season running, Arsenal fans pray that their talismanic forward Aubameyang signs a much-awaited contract extension with the club:
The performances of stand-in goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez were also much appreciated after the Argentinean had to wait for 10 years to win his first major trophy in Arsenal colours. His emotions were visible during the post-match interviews:
Meanwhile, the Arsenal players had a blast after their much-deserved victory:
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Catherine Ivill