Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Arteta happy his Gunners “beat the best two teams (Man City and Liverpool) in Europe”.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said he is delighted with how his Gunners beat Manchester City to secure a spot in the final of the FA Cup.
The Gunners drew confidence from their midweek triumph over the Premier League champions Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium to thrash Pep Guardiola’s Citizens 2-0 on Saturday.
A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace at the Wembley stadium was enough for the North London club to come out as winners over City in the semi-final of football’s oldest competition.
And speaking to BBC Sport after the tie, Arteta said: “We’ve had an incredible week to beat the best two teams in Europe, it doesn’t happen every day.
“I don’t care who plays, I can trust them - we made changes ad everyone was ready.
“We had to suffer in many moments. We had to be really well organised and minimise the spaces."
On seeing Pep Guardiola after the game: “I high-fived him after the game and wished him luck. I love him like yesterday or this morning the same way."
On Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract talks: “Hopefully it will help him to be more convinced we are going in the right direction.”
While speaking to BT Sport, the Spaniard said: "That's what you need against this team. You have to make the most of the opportunities and put everybody on the line. They are the best team in Europe in the way they play positionally.
"There's a great chemistry between them [Arsenal players] and they believe in what we are trying to do and you can see that. Congratulations to them.
"They [Man City] are really good on the high press, as we are as well. We gave the ball away in dangerous situations and they are good in that transition moment but the first goal was really great. There are some things that we are trying to close down."
Arsenal will earn a Europa League group place if they win the FA Cup final, though, their midweek league win over Liverpool keeps their hopes of qualifying through the Premier League alive.