On 26th April 1930, Arsenal won the FA Cup trophy for the very first time in their history after beating Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Wembley. Scottish international Alex James opened the scoring to give the Gunners the lead in the 16th minute, with the strike being the only goal in the first half.
Jack Lambert capped off a dominant display with a calm-composed finish with 12 minutes left on the clock to sum up the victory. This went on to become Arsenal’s first major trophy since their founding in 1886.
The journey to the final was however not an easy nut to crack as Arsenal drew 2-2 with their semi-final opponents Hull City on 22nd March at the Elland Road in Leeds. However,a solitary goal by David Jack at Villa Park three days later ensured that Herbert Chapman’s side won the replay to qualify for the final.
From the look of things Arsenal look set to lift the FA Cup for a record 12th time after booking a spot at Wembley following their 2-1 victory over Reading. Arsene Wenger – who led his side to victory last season – will be hopeful of a back-to-back FA Cup triumph as they prepare to face Aston Villa come 30th May.