Sport FA Cup final live score, updates from Chelsea vs. Arsenal showdown
Willian, Chelsea fail to agree new contract terms; Arsenal in talks
Willian and Chelsea have failed to agree to terms on a new contract and the Brazilian winger is now in talks with Arsenal over a free transfer. © Getty Images Multiple outlets are reporting that Willian has rejected a two-year contract offer from Chelsea as he wants a longer deal, as Sky Sports in Italy have more details on the developing situation. Sky Sport contributor Fabrizio Romano states that Willian’s representatives are now in talks with Arsenal over a contract, while there hasn’t been any contact from Barcelona so far.
The exciting FA Cup final matchup between Chelsea and Arsenal will take place Saturday, but viewers in the United States won't be able to watch on TV.
As we, the FA Cup final will be aired on ESPN+ for U.S. viewers. But if you're a soccer fan looking for updates on the match, then you've come to the right place. We'll be following the FA Cup final live with updates and highlights below, so you won't miss any of the action.
PHOTOS: Arsenal release new home kit for 2020-21
Arsenal have released their new home kit for the 2020-21 season and it is an absolute beauty. © Getty Images [ MORE: Arsenal must feel ‘hurt’ ] The Gunners have gone for a retro vibe with the patterns on the home shirt, as adidas have gone all-in with nostalgia as their yellow away kit proved such a hit during the 2019-20 campaign. Arsenal will wear the new shirt for the first time against Watford on Sunday (start time, 11am ET on Golf Channel) and the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The 2019-20 FA Cup first round took place way back in November. In March, the competition was postponed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Play resumed with the Quarterfinal in June with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City advancing.
In the Semifinal matchups, Arsenal took care of Manchester City, 2-0, while Chelsea took down Manchester United, 3-1.
FA Cup final: Chelsea vs. Arsenal live score, highlights
Current score: Chelsea 1, Arsenal 1
1:00 — ANOTHER GOAL!
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converts the penalty and scores in the 30th minute.
12:58 — There's some action going on now. A yellow card was handed to Cesar Azpilicueta and a penalty was given to Arsenal.
Arteta declares his love for Aubameyang
© Supplied by Sports.fr Arteta Aubameyang Arsenal won the 14th Cup in its history this Saturday. The two-time goalscorer and hero of the Gunners, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, received a true declaration of love from his coach, Mikel Arteta, eager more than anything to keep him. Courted by major European teams, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would undoubtedly leave Arsenal this summer. The only condition that can retain the captain of the Gunners would be to play a European Cup.
12:57 — Arsenal gets the tying score from Nicolas Pepe ... but it doesn't count. The goal was ruled offside and therefore not a legal goal.
12:48 — Arsenal gets a free kick near Chelsea's goal, but is unable to take advantage. Dani Ceballos took the kick, but the ball sailed just over the net.
12:37 — AND WE HAVE OUR FIRST SCORE!
Christian Pulisic gets Chelsea on the board early with a goal within the first five minutes of play. At 4:58 in the game, Pulisic is able to weave his way around the defense in order to get the first goal of the game. Chelsea leads 1-0 over Arsenal.
In addition to giving Chelsea the lead, Pulisic made history. He became the first U.S. international to score in an FA Cup final.
Christian Pulisic makes it look easy.— Sporting News (@sportingnews)
12:30 — And the main event is underway. Christian Pulisic has an opportunity to secure his first major trophy if Chelsea is able to win today.
Former Arsenal boss Emery named as new Villarreal coach
Villarreal announced on Thursday that former Arsenal and Sevilla boss Unai Emery is taking over as the La Liga club's coach from the sacked Javi Calleja. The 48-year-old Emery was dismissed by Arsenal last November with the Gunners on a seven-match winless streak, their worst run since 1992. He led Sevilla to three straight Europa League titles from 2014-16 before winning five major trophies with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. "Villarreal CFThe 48-year-old Emery was dismissed by Arsenal last November with the Gunners on a seven-match winless streak, their worst run since 1992.
Noon — We're a half-hour away from the start of the FA Cup final. Chelsea and Arsenal are both ready for the big game.
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De Gea at fault again as Chelsea beat United in FA Cup semifinal .
Chelsea will meet Arsenal in the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United by a 3-1 scoreline on Sunday. Olivier Giroud bagged a near-post finish at the end of a prolonged first half before David De Gea let Mason Mount's long-range effort slip through his hands soon after the interval. A Harry Maguire own goal put the game out of United's reach in the 74th minute, but there was time for a Bruno Fernandes consolation from the penalty spot. TheOlivier Giroud bagged a near-post finish at the end of a prolonged first half before David De Gea let Mason Mount's long-range effort slip through his hands soon after the interval.