30 May 2015: Arsenal win the Cup and break the records

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0, FA Cup Final.

Walcott, Sanchez, Mertesacker and Giroud scored as Villa had five players booked to Arsenal’s nil.

Arsenal became only the second team in the 20th/21st centuries twice to win the Cup two years running.  Arsenal also became the first team in those centuries to score seven in successive cup finals and the most successful FA Cup team of all time with 12 wins.

Arsene Wenger became the most successful FA Cup manager of the last 100 years with six wins but within two years would exceed even his own record to become the most successful FA Cup manager in the entire history of football.

In fact, Arsenal went on to win the FA Cup four times in seven years – another record, winning it in 2014 against Hull, on this day in 2015 against Villa, in 2017 against Chelsea and then just to rub it all in, in 2020 again against Chelsea this time under Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal’s first win in the FA Cup was back in 1930 under Herbert Chapman, and was Arsenal’s first major trophy. It was followed during that decade with the first five league titles and another FA Cup win.

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