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Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored twice against Manchester City this Saturday July 18 at Wembley, allows Arsenal to qualify for the FA Cup final (2-0). </p><div> <p>The “Gunners” can once again thank Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker was the only scorer in the FA Cup semi-final against defending champion Manchester City (2-0), this Saturday, July 18 at Wembley. His fifth double of the season gives Arsenal its 21st English Cup final. No team does better.
After seven defeats in a row against the “Citizens”, the “Gunners” were devilishly effective thanks to their top scorer. First on a tackle at the reception of a cross from the Ivorian Nicolas Pépé (1-0, 19th), then in counter-attack, alone against goalkeeper Ederson (2-0, 71st). Three days after an astonishing victory against the champion Liverpool in the league (2-1), the London club surprises again, against the dolphin of the “Reds” this time.
The Gabonese, essential to Arsenal, has scored 66 goals since his first steps at the club in February 2018. Only the Egyptian from Liverpool Mohamed Salah did better over the period (68). What to further increase the coast of a player in search of a title since his departure from Borussia Dortmund.
Knowing him courted, his trainer Mikel Arteta wanted to keep him, but Arsenal, tenth in the Premier League, was left behind in the fight for European places. To hope to qualify for the Europa League, there remains this FA Cup final that Aubameyang’s teammates will play against Chelsea or Manchester United on August 1. The opportunity to save a season for Arsenal and lift his first trophy in England for the Gabonese.