Arsenal fans couldn’t resist digging into rivals Tottenham after Mikel Arteta got his hands on his first piece of silverware as boss.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a penalty in the first half and provided a second in the 67th minute to see Arsenal win the FA Cup final 2-1 against Chelsea on Saturday.
The result led Arsenal fans to poke fun at ex-boss of rival Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, after failing to win a trophy during his five-year tenure at the helm of Spurs – which s’ was completed last November.
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final to win Mikel Arteta’s first trophy in charge
One fan wrote: “How can Arteta fundamentally surpass Poch’s legacy in a half-season of coaching in his first job? “
While another comment read: “Poch hasn’t won a trophy while having the best Spurs team in decades, when it took Arteta eight months to bring in Arsenal’s worst team in 30 years to a trophy. “
Some fans have even brought former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson into the equation, telling Tottenham fans to ‘stop acting’ as if Pochettino is one of the same caliber of managers as ‘Fergie’.
Fans mocked Mauricio Pochettino, who failed to pick up silverware in his five years at Spurs
They even shamed fans for trying to compare Pochettino to Sir Alex Ferguson
Pochettino only left Tottenham for 12 games in the 2019-2020 campaign, as he sat 14th in the Premier League table with 14 points.
Following Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Leicester City in February 2019, Pochettino came under fire as his side have won just six times in 24 appearances in the English top flight. The Argentinian manager led Spurs to the Champions League final but suffered a five-game losing streak in the league this season and was sacked.
Meanwhile, Artetea – won the FA Cup twice with Arsenal as a player – picked up his first piece of silverware as a manger when he was only in charge for half a season.
Having succeeded Unai Emery in December, Arteta is the first person to be both captain and manager of Arsenal until victory in the FA Cup final.
He is also the first manager to win a major trophy in their first season at the helm since George Graham in 1986-87.
Arteta told BBC 5 Live: “I am really proud of what we have achieved because I know the difficulties and everything that we have been through,” said Arteta.
“For me personally, it’s been so difficult over the past six months with a lot of things that have happened in our lives, but I only had one mission when I came here and that was to make believe to the players and staff that we could do that. .
“We had to change that energy and that mentality and just seeing them in the locker room all together, and the way they enjoy their profession and their time together, that makes me more proud and as a result, after we can achieve things. and win titles together.