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Three FA Cup wins in four years

Story Highlights
  • Arsenal 2014 FA Cup final victory
  • Santi Cazorla free kick Hull City
  • Arsenal vs Aston Villa 2015 FA Cup
  • Alexis Sanchez goal Chelsea FA Cup
  • Aaron Ramsey decisive goal Arsenal
  • Arsène Wenger seven FA Cup wins

A Decade of Triumph: Arsenal’s FA Cup Journey

2014 FA Cup Final: Arsenal vs. Hull City

After nine years without a trophy, the weight of expectation was immense as Arsenal arrived at Wembley for the 2014 FA Cup final against Hull City.

Despite being favorites, Arsenal got off to a shaky start, conceding twice in the first eight minutes. However, a stunning free-kick from Santi Cazorla breathed life into the team, and Laurent Koscielny managed to level the score. The match went into extra time, with Aaron Ramsey scoring the decisive goal – a perfect end to a stellar campaign.

2015 FA Cup Final: Arsenal vs. Aston Villa

Three hundred seventy-nine days after their nail-biting final against Hull City, Arsenal returned to Wembley to defend their trophy. This time, against Aston Villa, the match was far less dramatic. Theo Walcott opened the scoring, followed by a 25-yard screamer from Alexis Sanchez, and Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud extended the lead, resulting in an emphatic 4-0 victory.

2017 FA Cup Final: Arsenal vs. Chelsea

2017 saw Arsenal back at Wembley, this time against Chelsea. Clear underdogs, Arsenal dominated the match from the start, with Alexis Sanchez scoring the opening goal. Chelsea equalized in the second half, but a quick response saw Aaron Ramsey put Arsenal back in front, securing the win. This victory solidified Wenger’s record with seven FA Cup wins, more than any other manager.

Farewell to Wenger

The 2017-18 season marked an end of an era as Arsène Wenger announced his decision to stand down after 22 years. His final game at the Emirates Stadium against Burnley on May 6, 2018, was an emotional tribute to a manager who had delivered three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, two doubles, and an Invincible season.

Conclusion

From nail-biting finishes to record-breaking victories, Arsenal’s FA Cup journey was a testament to the team’s resilience and spirit. Despite various challenges, the Gunners emerged victorious repeatedly, showcasing the true essence of their motto: Victoria Concordia Crescit – Victory Through Harmony.

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