- Mikel Arteta has saluted Pep Guardiola for helping his coaching career
- The Arsenal gaffer thanked his fellow countryman after winning the FA Cup
- Arteta stated that Guardiola has really helped his coaching career
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Mikel Arteta has thanked Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for how he helped his coaching career while under him as assistant at the Etihad.
Arteta on Saturday evening, August 1, recorded his name in the history books by steering Arsenal to win the English FA Cup beating Chelsea in the final.
Arsenal started the encounter impressively, but the Blues took the lead at the Wembley stadium before Gabonese striker Aubameyang scored twice to give the Gunners the win.
Before joining Arsenal as coach where he replaced Unai Emery, Mikel Arteta worked as an assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City for three years.
And during his stint at Manchester City, Mikel Arteta won five titles with Guardiola including last year's FA Cup title.
Arteta steered Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal before they defeated Chelsea in the final of the championship.
"Thank you as well I have to thank you Pep in a very big way because I am a manager in a big part to him so I think I have to consider that as well,'' Arteta told BT Sport.
Arsenal fans are celebrating everywhere in the world because the Gunners will play in the Europa League next season.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal on Saturday evening, August 1, defeated bitter rivals Chelsea 2-1 to win the 2020 English FA Cup with Gabonese striker Aubameyang scoring the two goals for the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta and his wards knew before the game that a win will be a glorious one for them considering their failure to finish among the top four teams.
The Gunners got the first chance to score in this encounter through Aubameyang, but he was caught offside by the referee in the 4th minute.
Chelsea took the lead in the fifth minute through Christian Pulisic who benefited from an assist by Olivier Giroud in which Arsenal goalie Martinez had no choice.
But the Gunners responded in the 28th minute via a penalty that was scored by Aubameyang after defender Cesar Azpilicueta brought him down.
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