There have been no followers inside Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup remaining… other than Ian Wright!
Whereas the sport was held behind closed doorways, Wright was allowed to attend the conflict between Arsenal and Chelsea in his position as a pundit for the BBC.
And the Arsenal legend couldn’t comprise his pleasure when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled the Gunners stage within the first half after being pulled down by Cesar Azpilicueta within the field.
It sparked an excellent turnaround for Mikel Arteta’s males, who fought again after conceding an early purpose in Saturday’s showpiece to win 2-1 and safe a file 14th FA Cup triumph.
Christian Pulisic had continued his wealthy vein of kind to place Chelsea in entrance with solely 5 minutes on the clock with a positive solo purpose.
The early strike would have had Gooners holding their head of their fingers and fearing the worst, however issues quickly appeared brighter for Arteta’s aspect and Arsenal had been the stronger crew on the break, after captain Aubameyang stored his cool from the spot to fireside his aspect stage.
And Wrighty’s celebrations of that second had been caught on digital camera by colleague Gary Lineker.
They’re among the many fortunate choose few capable of watch the match from inside Wembley Stadium, and Wrighty – who wore a bespoke brown go well with full with Arsenal lining for the sport – was delighted as he pranced round their abandoned media platform from the opposite finish of the pitch.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole – who gained three FA Cups with the Gunners and 4 with the Blues – was additionally alongside them, and requested forward of the sport the place his allegiances had been mendacity, he admitted: ‘Blue’.
And that may clarify why he didn’t look too completely satisfied as former Gunners striker Wright celebrated like a schoolboy.
Cole’s night didn’t get any higher, both, with Aubameyang scoring once more within the second half to make it 2-1 to Arsenal with a chic chipped end.
Chelsea had been then additionally lowered to 10 males as Mateo Kovetic was despatched off on 70 minutes, whereas each Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta had been pressured off with hamstring accidents.
Wrighty was in an much more jubilant temper after the match as he shared a video on social media of his celebrations.
Cole was within the background, however was taking Wright’s mocking in good spirits.