We think Ian Wright might have enjoyed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stunning penalty against Chelsea in the FA Cup final, don’t you?
The Arsenal legend couldn’t contain his joy when the Gabon striker pulled the Gunners level in the first-half at Wembley Stadium after being pulled down by Cesar Azpilicueta in the box.
It capped a brilliant turnaround the Mikel Arteta’s men, who fought back after conceding an early goal in Saturday’s showpiece to take a 2-1 lead in the second-half.
Christian Pulisic continued his rich vein of form to put Chelsea in front with only five minutes on the clock with a fine solo goal.
The early strike would have had Gooners holding their head in their hands and fearing the worst, but things soon looked brighter for Arteta’s side and Arsenal were the stronger team at the break, after captain Aubameyang kept his cool from the spot to fire his side level.
And Wrighty’s celebrations of that moment were caught on camera by colleague Gary Lineker, with the Premier League legends covering the game for BBC.
They are among the lucky select few able to watch the match from inside Wembley Stadium, and Wrighty – who wore a bespoke brown suit complete with Arsenal lining for the game – was delighted as he pranced around their deserted media platform from the other end of the pitch.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole – who won three FA Cups with the Gunners and four with the Blues – was also alongside them, and asked ahead of the game where he allegiances were lying, he admitted: ‘Blue’.
And that would explain why he didn’t look too happy as former Gunners striker Wright celebrated like a schoolboy.
His evening didn’t get any better, either, with Aubameyang scoring again in the second-half to make it 2-1 to Arsenal with a sublime chipped finish.
Chelsea were then also reduced to ten men as Matteo Kovetic was sent off on 70 minutes, while both Pulisic and Azpilicueta were forced off with hamstring injuries.
Watch Wrighty’s hilarious goal celebrations, plus a moody Cole, in the clip below!
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