Sunday, August 2, 2020

Arteta thanks Guardiola “big time”

Arteta has expressed gratitude to Pep Guardiola for mentoring him to be the coach he is now.

The Arsenal boss spent three years as the Catalan’s assistant before departing for North London.

Unai Emery was sacked last November which paved the way for Arteta to take the reins of his former club.

"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 has described the FA Cup triumph has deserved for the efforts his players have put in and wants them to build on it.

"I think this is the best moment of my career because I know the difficulties we've been through," 

"I had one mission - make the players and staff believe that we could do it. Seeing the change in the dressing room is what makes me more proud.

"I completely understood the needs of this football club. I knew the challenges I was facing when I made a decision to come here and the expectations we will always have. 

"This is the first one. Let's enjoy it today. My players have been fantastic and the staff and everyone upstairs."

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