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1. STILL PHOTO SHOWING ARSENAL CAPTAIN PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG LIFTING THE FA CUP TROPHY AFTER THEY BEAT CHELSEA 2-1 IN THE FINAL

2. STILL PHOTO SHOWING AUBAMEYANG KISSING THE TROPHY

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3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER, MIKEL ARTETA, ON AUBAMEYANG'S FUTURE, SAYING:

"I hope so. Everything is based on my conversation with him. You know, how he sees his future, what I expect from him, the team that I want to build around him and the conversation I had with the people that are very influenced around him. You know, the club, we all respect him, we admire him. The players are all behind him, we know the players that we have and we have to value him. I think we reach all of those points, I think we'll get an agreement with him."

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4. STILL PHOTO SHOWING AUBAMEYANG CELEBRATING AFTER SCORING A PENALTY TO LEVEL THE FINAL AT 1-1

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5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER, MIKEL ARTETA, ON AUBAMEYANG'S PERFORMANCE, SAYING:

"Well, big games require big moments for big players and he's delivered that in the semi-finals and he's done it again in the final and that's why you ask about those players. Some of them were questioning that he could not do it in big games. There you go. He was a big, big part on delivering this trophy. So, he's done it and we are so proud to have a player like him in our squad."

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6. STILL PHOTO SHOWING AUBAMEYANG AND ARTETA POSING WITH THE TROPHY

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7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER, MIKEL ARTETA, SAYING:

REPORTER: "I presume you won't be putting Aubameyang in goal any time. What do you think of dropping the trophy?"

ARTETA: "Yeah, it can happen. I think it happened a few years back as well. He needs more experience with trophies you know we can get him used to that."

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8. STILL PHOTO SHOWING ARTETA WITH TROPHY

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9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER, MIKEL ARTETA, ON IF WINNING THE FA CUP IS THE PROUDEST MOMENT IN HIS MANAGERIAL CAREER, SAYING:

"I think so, I am really proud of what we have achieved because I know the difficulties and everything that we've been through. For me personally it's been so tough the last six months for a lot of things that have happened in our lives, but I had only one mission when I came here and it was to make the players and the staff believe that we could do it and we had to change that energy and that mentality. And just by seeing them in the dressing room all together, the way they enjoy now their profession and the time together, what it makes me more proud and it's a consequence of that, that after we can achieve things that we can win titles together."

10. WHITE FLASH

11. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER, MIKEL ARTETA, ON THANKING PEP GUARDIOLA AND LORENZO BUENAVENTURA FROM FORMER CLUB MANCHESTER CITY, SAYING:

"Well there are two people, the one is Lorenzo Buenaventura, he's the fitness coach and the other one is Pep (Guardiola). They've been two key figures in my development as a coach. They always believed in me. They give me the incredible opportunity to work with both of them and there is my gratitude. I know that I wouldn't be sitting here today without them."

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12. STILL PHOTO SHOWING AUBAMEYANG SCORING TO PUT ARSENAL 2-1 UP IN THE FINAL

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13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, ON AUBAMEYANG, SAYING:

"He's a top-class player and the second goal is the sort of speed and quality of a player of his level that wins games like this. We didn't play great today for us, but of course he competed in the game, had our chances, but moments like that from Aubameyang obviously finish you off."

14. WHITE FLASH

15. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, ON WHETHER THE LOSS DEFINES THEIR SEASON, SAYING:

"We shouldn't become too stuck on today, of course we are tonight. We need to look at the season as a whole and what we've managed to do to come where we came in the league, it's a huge plus for us. Today would have been the icing on the cake, but it wasn't to be."

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16. STILL PHOTO SHOWING CHELSEA'S PEDRO BEING STRETCHERED OFF SUFFERING A SUSPECTED DISLOCATED SHOULDER

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17. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, ON INJURY UPDATES FOR AZPILICUETA, PULISIC AND PEDRO, SAYING:

"No I don't even know, I'm afraid that I know the hamstring injuries are with 'Azpi' (Cesar Azpilicueta) and Christian (Pulisic). They have to be scanned and assessed over the next two, three days. They clearly won't be fit for next week (against Bayern Munich in the Champions League) and Pedro I believe it could be a dislocated shoulder, but don't go too soon on that because I'm not sure. I was just told that. I haven't seen him yet. He was kind of whisked away, so, it's a really disappointing end for him because that's his, probably his last game for Chelsea and he's been an incredible servant. He looked bright when he came on and I'm disappointed for him. I'm going to try find him as soon as I can here and see how he is."

STORY: Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to help his side secure a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday (August 1) for a record-extending 14th crown in the competition - and a spot in next season's Europa League.

Victory at an empty Wembley Stadium earned Mikel Arteta his first trophy as Arsenal manager, after he left his role as Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City to replace Unai Emery in December.

With the contest locked at 1-1, Gunners striker Aubameyang danced past the opposition defenders before finishing with his left foot in the 67th minute to ensure that Arsenal salvage European action from a difficult domestic season after finishing eighth in the Premier League.

Chelsea had struck in the fifth minute when Christian Pulisic collected Olivier Giroud's fine flick-on inside the penalty area and tucked the ball past goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from close range.

Arsenal drew level from the penalty spot through Aubameyang in the 28th minute after Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta was booked for bringing down the Gabonese moments earlier.

Chelsea, who were forced to take off Azpilicueta and Pulisic due to hamstring injuries, were reduced to 10 men after going 2-1 down when Mateo Kovacic collected his second yellow card of the game for a very soft foul on Granit Xhaka, before Pedro suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder late on.