Not many Arsenal fans expected much from the Gunners during their FA Cup final clash against Chelsea, the Premier League champions… but the boys did good.

Arsenal started brightly. The Gunners were keen to get the ball forward to Alexis Sanchez while Chelsea appeared incredibly lethargic and slow during the opening exchanges.

Sure enough, it was the Chilean to slot home Arsenal’s debatable first goal.

Although Aaron Ramsey was offside, the ball fell to Alexis and the goal was given. Let’s not talk about the fact it was a hand ball.

Arsenal continued to play well, gelling, keeping their heads up and generally keeping calm.

In the 19th minute, Rambo missed the chance to double Arsenal’s lead.

After 20 minutes, Chelsea finally realised they were actually playing in a game of football and began to turn the screw.

David Ospina, predictably, got hurt after Diego Costa has a chance.

Arsenal then had a chance cleared off the line after they broke and Danny Welbeck couldn’t sort his feet out.

Arsenal were playing so well, Mesut Ozil was on fire. Everything was good.

Arsenal went in at half-time 1-0 up.

In the second half, Chelsea had got their act together and came out far stronger.

Per Mertesacker, who had been fantastic despite only playing 37 minutes this season due to injury, put in a perfect block to deny Chelsea a goal early after the break.

Shortly before Ospina made a save from a Victor Moses chance.

Arsenal got a chance when Alexis put over a lovely pass to Bellerin on the break. However, the Spaniard didn’t cross the ball early enough and it was deflected into the Chelsea goalkeeper’s hands.

 

Cesc Fabregas inevitably came on for Chelsea.

Bellerin then had a chance of his own, which was saved.

 

Another pivotal point in the game was when Moses dived and received a second yellow card from Anthony Taylor, putting Chelsea down to 10 men.

It had to be Diego Costa to put Chelsea on level terms. Ospina did an Ospina.

No sooner had Costa equalised and Olivier Giroud subbed on as a reaction, the Frenchman assisted Big Game Rambo.

Ospina actually made a brilliant save from Costa shortly before Mesut should have put 3-1 ahead.

Despite having just minutes left, it was still end-to-end.

However, the Gunners weathered the storm and won their 13th FA Cup trophy.