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Ian Wright stands on my own to have fun Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty

Looks like fans DID get into Wembley! Ian Wright stands alone to celebrate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty… while former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole fumes

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had drawn Arsenal level at an empty Wembley
  • With no fans allowed in, Ian Wright took the role of the sole Gunners supporter
  • The former Arsenal striker was full of joy at Aubameyang equalised 
  • Fellow former Gunner Ashley Cole was less happy after backing Chelsea

Ian Wright was able to give Arsenal a one-man show of support at Wembley after audibly celebrating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s first-half equaliser against Chelsea from the television pundit area.

The iconic trophy’s showpiece event at the national stadium is taking place with no fans in the ground for the first time ever, leaving the prospect of goals going in in front of 90,000 empty seats.

But it turns out Arsenal were able to get a roar from the crowd, albeit just one man, with former Gunners player and well-known fan Wright shouting and jumping for joy at the 28th minute spot-kick.

Ian Wright stood alone to celebrate Arsenal's equaliser against Chelsea in an empty Wembley

Ian Wright stood alone to celebrate Arsenal’s equaliser against Chelsea in an empty Wembley

Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang drew the Gunners level from the spot after 28 minutes

Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang drew the Gunners level from the spot after 28 minutes

In a video tweeted by BBC presenter Gary Lineker, Wright could be seen celebrating the same way every Gunners fan would have been had they been allowed in and certainly how they would have done at home.

As Wright continued his celebration, fellow former Gunner Ashley Cole, who tends to favour his other former club Chelsea over their London rivals, could be seen visibly disappointed after seeing the Blues’ early lead wiped out.

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Cole’s despair was Wright’s joy, and fellow pundit Alan Shearer could also be seen laughing at Wright’s support.

A video shared by Gary Lineker showed the moment Aubmayang scored the penalty

A video shared by Gary Lineker showed the moment Aubmayang scored the penalty

The camera panned over to show Wright full of joy as 40,000+ Arsenal fans would have been

The camera panned over to show Wright full of joy as 40,000+ Arsenal fans would have been

There was no holding back on his cheers despite being in the television pundit area

There was no holding back on his cheers despite being in the television pundit area

Fellow pundit Alan Shearer was clearly amused by Wright's extravagant celebrations

Ashley Cole was not so happy with the former left-back choosing Chelsea over Arsenal for the final

Fellow pundits Aalan Shearer (L) and Ashley Cole (R) had differing reactions to the goal

The celebration was not an isolated incident by Wright either, it appeared, as at half-time it was revealed the pundit was shouting instructions such as ‘man on’ throughout the first half. 

Christian Pulisic’s tidy finish got Chelsea off to the perfect start after five minutes at Wembley after a clever lay-off by Olivier Giroud.

But Arsenal grew as the exciting half went on and got a deserved equaliser when Cesar Azpilicueta brought down Aubameyang and the star striker made no mistake.

Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea an early lead after five minutes at Wembley

Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea an early lead after five minutes at Wembley

The Spanish defender’s afternoon went from bad to worse shortly after as he was forced off with an injury, while goalscorer Pulisic also made way with an injury early in the second half.

The Gabon striker completed the turnaround just after the hour mark after a glorious swivel and chip over Willy Caballero, no doubt sending Wright into further frenzy.


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