By Eyong-eta Eyong
Mikel Arteta thanked Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final to give the Head Coach what he described as the best moment of his career.
Arteta left his position as City assistant in December after three years alongside Guardiola to take over from Unai Emery at Emirates Stadium.
The 38-year-old has enjoyed a successful first campaign at Arsenal, culminating in Saturday’s win at Wembley to take their record tally of triumphs in the famous competition to 14.
Arteta, who becomes the first Arsenal boss to win a major trophy in his first season in charge since George Graham in 1986-87, was quick to laud Guardiola.
“He has been a key figure in my development as a coach,” he said at his post-match news conference.
“He has my gratitude. I wouldn’t be sitting here today without him. I have to thank him big time.”