Arteta spoke highly of Guardiola after Arsenal’s victory.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has expressed his gratitude to his former boss Pep Guardiola following the FA cup win.
Arsenal defeated fellow London club Chelsea 2-1 to clinch the title thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Following the win, Arteta spoke highly of Manchester City city gaffer, saying that Guardiola had played a big part in his development as a coach.
“He has been a key figure in my development as a coach.”
“He has my gratitude. I wouldn’t be sitting here today without him. I have to thank him big time.”
Arteta worked as an assistant for Guardiola before joining the Gunners last December.
He has also often taken a leaf out of Guardiola’s book, trying to implement the possession-based style of play focusing on short passes, unlike the former managers.
Arteta managed to defeat Man City in the FA Cup semi-finals before winning the final against the Blues.
However, the Spaniard has failed to help his side secure a place in the continental competitions after finishing eighth in the Premier League table. The north Londoners also faced a shock exit from Europa League earlier this year.
Arteta’s men also managed to outplay Liverpool in the league’s return leg, winning the game 2-1.
Aubameyang and Ceballos have been the top players under Arteta, especially after the Pandemic break, with the former one bagging 29 goals in all competitions.