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Arsenal captain Aubameyang breaks 3 records for FA Cup triumph

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke three records with his FA Cup final brace against Chelsea.

On a day when the Gabonese broke three records, he also picked up his first major trophy since winning the German Cup with Borussia Dortmund in 2017, a success which had stood as half of the major honours he'd ever won - after the French League Cup with Saint-Etienne in 2013, reports the Mirror.

Records tumbled for the forward as he steered his side towards another FA Cup and a tangible symbol of their recent progress under Mikel Arteta.

Firstly, Aubameyang became the first African man to ever captain a side in the FA Cup final, with his brace ensuring that it was an appearance which will be forever associated with his name.

Then secondly and thirdly, Aubameyang is now the first Arsenal player to score twice in a Wembley FA Cup final since Reg Lewis against Liverpool in 1950, and, at 31, the oldest Gunners scorer in a cup final since Bob John netted against Newcastle in 1932.

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