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FA Cup win shows Arsenal can win titles, says Mikel Arteta


Highlights: Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

Mikel Arteta thinks winning the FA Cup could be just the start for Arsenal after describing it as one of the greatest moments of his career.

The Gunners beat Chelsea 2-1 in Saturday’s Heads Up FA Cup final at an empty Wembley thanks to two goals from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arteta won the trophy twice with Arsenal as a player, is in his first managerial role.

“I think it’s even better winning this than as a player,” he told BBC 5 Live.

“It’s such a special day. Hopefully we made a lot of people happy. The players worked extremely hard. Thank you to all our staff and the people upstairs who made the decision to give me this incredible opportunity to manage a club that I have in my heart.”

Arteta, who replaced Unai Emery in December, is the first person to both captain and manage Arsenal to victory in an FA Cup final.

He is also the first manager to win a major trophy in their first season in charge of the club since George Graham in 1986-87.

“I am really proud of what we have achieved because I know the difficulties and everything we have been through,” said Arteta.

“For me personally, it has been so tough…