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Eddie Nketiah bags first major career trophy as Arsenal defeat Chelsea in FA Cup final

Published on: 01 August 2020

English-born Ghanaian striker Eddie Nketiah clinches his maiden major career title as Arsenal came from behind to beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw the Gunners come from behind and claim victory to hand Mikel Arteta his first trophy as a manager.

American star Christian Pulisic had given the Blues the lead early on before Aubameyang equalised from the penalty spot in the first-half.

The Gabon international then produced a moment of brilliance to ultimately win it in the second half.

Nketiah was given a game time as he replaced French striker Alexander Lacazette in the 83rd minute.

He exerted himself in the final 7 minutes plus the 12 minutes added time as the Gunners run away with their 14th FA Cup trophy in Wembley.

It’s the 21-year-old’s first major title in his young career.

He first tasted trophy success during the 2017/17 season when Arsenal’s second team won the Premier League 2 cup.

He was also awarded a medal for his short contribution to Leeds United triumph in the just ended Championship campaign.

Nketiah joined the Yorkshire-based outfit on loan last summer, but was recalled from the loan by manager Mikel Arteta after struggling to churn out regular playing time.

He has scored 2 goals in 13 matches for Arsenal since his return from the unsuccessful loan stint.

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