On this day in 2015, Arsenal beat Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup on their way to winning the trophy for the second season in a row.

After narrowly beating Hull City 3-2 in extra time at Wembley the previous season, Arsenal were dead-set on clinching the cup for a second year running.

It was our second match of the FA Cup – the fourth round – and we’d already beaten the previous season’s finalists 2-0 at the Emirates.

Interestingly, this was our first FA Cup tie outside of London for a long time, considering all our clashes were at home or Wembley the previous term.

Theo Walcott opened the scoring at the Amex Stadium in the second minute with a fantastic low drive into the bottom left of the goal, finding the back of the net for the first time in over a year and earning Calum Chambers his third assist of the season in all competitions.

Mesut Ozil doubled Arsenal’s lead in the 24th minute thanks to a stunning pass from Tomas Rosicky and neat finish from the German.

However, Brighton weren’t giving up without a fight and Chris O’Grady clawed one back just after half time before provider turned scorer, Rosicky, volleyed home Arsenal’s third.

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The Seagulls managed to grab another in the 75th minute through Sam Baldock but, despite a valiant effort from the home team, it wasn’t enough and Arsenal went through to the fifth round where they beat Middlesbrough 2-0.

A 2-1 win at Old Trafford and another 2-1 victory in extra time against Reading ensured Arsenal got to the final, beating Aston Villa 4-0 and clinching the trophy for the second season in a row.