Arsenal secured their 14th FA Cup triumph with a 2-1 win over London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening.
Two goals from Gunners talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang downed the Blues at Wembley, with his second goal of the game an outstanding solo effort.
The Gabonese striker collected the ball in the area, rolled it past Kurt Zouma with his right and finished by nonchalantly chipping Willy Caballero with his weaker left foot.
There are few strikers in world football capable of scoring a goal of such class on one of the biggest stages of all.
Not only did Aubameyang leave Zouma bemused in the penalty area, he also made Jorginho look a bit of a fool as well.
The Italian midfielder was trailing behind the Arsenal striker, but he still barked orders at Zouma to watch out for a shot from Aubameyang’s right foot.
Zouma listened to his vice-captain, but was then left in a tangle as the 31-year-old forward deceivingly chopped onto his left.
You can watch the footage from BT Sport’s ‘Listen In’ feature below.
The disappointment in Jorginho’s voice as he says “ah, Zou” is evident for all to hear.
Aubameyang and Zouma were once teammates together at Saint-Etienne and the Arsenal man revealed how his knowledge of the French centre-back helped him score the winning goal.
“I know Zouma, he knows I’m right-footed I said this time I go on my left, that’s it,” Aubameyang told BT Sport after the game, per Metro.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand was left unimpressed with Zouma’s attempts to thwart Aubameyang in the box, slating him for being ‘flat-footed’.
“He gets it, he stands Kurt Zouma up, his feet are all wrong Kurt Zouma,” Ferdinand said in the BT Sport studio. “He doesn’t have to do much I think it’s poor defending.
“Look how wide his feet are, if your feet are that wide, you need to be on your toes, he’s flat-footed. Kurt Zouma is quick that’s one of his attributes but he doesn’t move his feet.”
Zouma could have done better, but take nothing away from the genius of Aubameyang, a player who makes the difficult art of goal scoring look effortlessly easy.
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