Mikel Arteta had a message of insurance for Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
Arteta led Arsenal to the record-extending 14 FA Cup trophy, as the Gunners stunned Chelsea 2-1 on the back of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace.
Ozil and Guendozi didn’t make it to the ten non-playing club members allowed to attend the game on the stands.
The German playmaker flew to Turkey after being granted permission to leave, with Arteta sidelining the 31-year-old from the matchday squad.
Meanwhile, Guendouzi has not featured for Arsenal since having a fallout with the manager during a dismal 2-1 Premier League defeat to Brighton back in June.
Both players have been linked with summer departures from London, as the Gunners plot a squad overhaul ahead of the new season.
Although Ozil and Guedouzi played no part in Arteta’s first managerial title, the Spanish coach maintains the duo’s importance to the club.
“They’re all part of it,” he said, as relayed Express Sport. “We don’t have here Matteo [Guendouzi] and Mesut [Ozil], but they’re a big part of it because they all contributed in here.
“They all should be a big part of it. All of them contributed to this trophy.”