Arsene Wenger’s Men take on Hull City this weekend at Wembley in the FA Cup final in a bid to end the long haul of trophy drought at Arsenal.
But it seems the gunners would be gunning for the double as Arsenal ladies have further placed themselves right in contention for the same trophy (Female FA Cup Title) after a barrage of goals against Chelsea.
Arsenal ladies will now face Everton in the final next month for a chance at a trophy.
Chelsea Ladies 3-5 Arsenal Ladies (AET).
Arsenal won a crazy back-and-forth game late, dispatching Chelsea on their way to next month’s FA Cup final. The first half was mostly quiet – Arsenal’s Kelly Smith had a penalty saved, but aside from that, there wasn’t a whole lot going on.
The second half, though, went haywire. Chelsea’s Ji So-yun scored with a little over twenty minutes left (1-0 Ji 69′), but was answered almost immediately by a goal from Smith (1-1 Smith 70′). Chelsea went ahead again on a goal from Yuki Ogimi (2-1 Ogimi 85′), and again Smith answered immediately (2-2 Smith 86′), sending the game into extra time.
The rapid-paced scoring continued after the restart with two Arsenal goals in the first ten minutes (2-3 Carter 93) and (2-4 Ohno 99′). Chelsea responded with one to from Aluko (3-4 Aluko 104′), but Casey Stoney scored on a header to put it away (3-5 Stoney 109′).
Now Arsenal will face Everton in the final, which will be played on June 1st. Arsenal already have won the FA Cup more times than any other team, with 12 cups – this will be a chance to extend that record.
And depending on the men’s team’s result in their own FA Cup final this weekend against Hull City, it could be a chance for Arsenal to be the simultaneous holders of both FA Cups.