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Arsenal secure European place with FA Cup win

1 Aug 2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts FA Cup

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double clinches 2-1 victory against Chelsea and UEFA Europa League group stage berth for 2020/21

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup on Saturday, which also earned them a UEFA Europa League place for 2020/21. 

Christian Pulisic had put Chelsea in front in the fifth minute, but Aubameyang levelled from the penalty spot near the end of the first half before sublimely lifting in the winner with 23 minutes to go.

It means that Arsenal, who finished eighth in the Premier League, go straight into the UEFA Europa League group stage for 2020/21. 

As a result, Tottenham Hotpsur, who ended 2019/20 in sixth position, enter the competition in the second qualifying round, while seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers miss out. 

But Wolves could yet go one better and qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League group stage if they win the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League, and in the process make it eight Premier League clubs in Europe in 2020/21. They are currently in the Round of 16. 

Scenarios for European qualifiers
    WOL don't win UEL WOL win UEL
1 LIV UCL GS UCL GS
2 MCI UCL GS UCL GS
3 MUN UCL GS UCL GS
4 CHE UCL GS UCL GS
5 LEI UEL GS UEL GS
6 TOT UEL 2QR UEL 2QR
7 WOL - UCL GS
8 ARS UEL GS UEL GS

See: European qualification for 2020/21 explained in full

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