Football: Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drops FA Cup trophy during celebrations after beating Chelsea

Arsenal captain and matchwinner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left red-faced, when he dropped the FA Cup trophy, after his side's 2-1 win over Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday (NZ time). 

Aubameyang's brace of goals saw Arsenal win the cup for a record-extending 14th time and the first time since 2017. 

In front of an empty Wembley Stadium, Chelsea opened the scoring through Christian Pulisic, before Aubameyang levelled from the penalty spot before halftime.

Gabon international Aubameyang sealed the win, when he chipped Chelsea keeper Willy Caballero to score his second.

After the match, Aubameyang had the job of lifting the trophy, but the task proved to be too much, as he dropped it right in front of his teammates.

Arsenal eventually lifted the trophy without any problems.
Arsenal eventually lifted the trophy without any problems. Photo credit: Reuters

Aubameyang picked the trophy up from the plinth and held it at the bottom, instead of the handles. 

As he went to raise it in the air, the oldest trophy in world football slipped from his grasp. Luckily, his teammates saw the funny side, as they burst out laughing at the blooper. 

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta offered a good explanation for his striker's blunder. 

"He needs more experience with trophies. We can get him used to that."