11 things we loved this weekend: Aubameyang, Pepe, Immobile, Young…
All eyes were on Wembley this weekend as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Arsenal to victory against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
Elsewhere, Serie A concluded after a marathon 11-month 2019-20 season while Celtic got the 2020-21 season underway in Scotland.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.
Aubameyang’s finishing was a lot better than his trophy lifting in the FA Cup final.
Video: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dropping the FA Cup trophy before the celebrations. 😂😂 #afc pic.twitter.com/WUkobfvnIx
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 1, 2020
Ten years and six loan moves since joining Arsenal. Good on ya, Emi.
Just look how much the FA Cup win means to Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez 👏#facupfinal #bbcfacup pic.twitter.com/ZL0WtYjj5f
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 1, 2020
Arteta is the first person to both captain and manage Arsenal to victory in an FA Cup final.
Mikel Arteta on the FA Cup with Arsenal:
2014 as player 🏆
2015 as player 🏆
2020 as manager 🏆
😍😍 [@EmiratesFACup] #afcpic.twitter.com/ZSahMuVJQX
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 2, 2020
We can’t wait to see how good Pepe will be next season.
READ: Nicolas Pepe won Arsenal the FA Cup after 37 mins with a backheel nutmeg
Wright was absolutely delighted with Arsenal’s win. Ashley Cole not so much.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 1, 2020
Howe took the club from League Two to the Premier League during his time in charge.
Eddie Howe has left Bournemouth.
The highlight of his time there? Catching his gum without looking 👏
— Football Mumble (@football_mumble) August 1, 2020
Another brilliant season for the Lazio striker.
Ciro Immobile in Serie A this season 🇮🇹
36 matches 🏃♂️
35 goals ⚽️
Serie A top scorer 🥇
European Golden Shoe winner 🤩 pic.twitter.com/k6WSuvlDhF
— Goal (@goal) August 1, 2020
The Italian reffed his final match but still found the time for one last red card when Juan Cuadrado joined in the celebrations.
#JuventusRoma è stata l'ultima direzione della carriera di Gianluca #Rocchi.
Al termine del match, per il fischietto di Firenze è arrivato il tributo delle due squadre, con tanto di maglie dedicate, ma anche uno scherzo di #Cuadrado, goliardicamente punito con il rosso diretto. pic.twitter.com/iE4A0S0ogS
— Calcio In Pillole ⚽️ (@CalcioPillole) August 2, 2020
Young has been rolling back the years with Inter Milan this season.
Ashley Young finds the far corner with a perfectly placed curler! 😍
Beautifully placed 🎯
Inter with an early 2-0 lead 🔵⚫ pic.twitter.com/2qkFkpeeYY
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) August 1, 2020
The Celtic striker picked up exactly where he left off in March.
🟢⚪️ It took 22 year-old Odsonne Edouard 53 minutes to get a hat-trick in Celtic's first game of the season against Hamilton! 🎩
☘️ 94 goal involvements is just insane. No wonder he's been linked with a host of clubs in England & Italy! pic.twitter.com/Wf5GtZWgZv
— Soccer Manager Games (@SoccerManager) August 2, 2020
A good goal, but an even better name.
ANDY POLO WHAT HAVE YOU JUST DONE pic.twitter.com/gYE3azT7Wg
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 2, 2020
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