Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta speaks after FA Cup victory

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta speaks after FA Cup victory

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was happy to lead the Gunners to their 14th FA Cup triumph on Saturday evening. 

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brace, with Christian Pulisic, who scored the first goal for the Blues turning out to be a consolation. The Spaniard is the first Arsenal manager to win a major trophy in their first season in charge of the club since George Graham in 1986-87.

Arteta now says he wants to build his team around the club captain Aubameyang who is linked with an exit and is yet to sign a new contract at the Emirates. 

"Aubameyang knows what I think about him, I want to build the squad around him," he told BBC. 

"I think he wants to stay; it’s about getting the deal done. Moments like today will help him to realize and believe we are on the right path and that he is a big part of it. He’s loved by everybody at the club so hopefully, he can continue with him. I think he will continue."

The 31-year-old has less than 12 months remaining on his current contract with Arsenal and is yet to agree a new deal.

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