I have to say thank you to Guardiola, Arteta credits Man City boss after FA Cup win
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I have to say thank you to Guardiola, Arteta credits Man City boss after FA Cup win

Mikel Arteta has thanked his former boss Pep Guardiola after Arsenal beat rivals Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup on Saturday. 

Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brace, which overcame Christian Pulisic's 5th-minute opener. Before taking over at Arsenal, Arteta worked as Guardiola's assistant coach and the Spaniard says he has learned a lot from the City boss. 

"I have to say thank you to Pep in every way because I am a manager now in big part thanks to him," Arteta told BT Sport after the match.

"If someone had told me when I started that I would go through this and just see the spirit in that dressing room with the staff and what we have been creating -- that is what I am most proud of."

The FA Cup triumph meant the Gunners qualify to next season's Europa League despite finishing 8th in the league.

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