“Big games, big moments, big players. He’s responding really well to that kind of pressure. He was magnificent in the FA Cup final and he was magnificent again today.”
Speaking alongside Ainsley Maitland-Niles, named BT Sport’s man of the match on the day of his 23rd birthday, Aubameyang continued: “I feel very good, first of all I have to say happy birthday bro!
“He was man of the match. Today we deserved the win. We’re going to take this trophy and this time hopefully I don’t drop it.
The Gabon striker opened the scoring in the first half with a brilliant curling finish from the edge of the box.
And he added: “I think we played well, we did a fantastic action, starting from the back. Bukayo gave me the ball and yes, then I chose to go for my right foot and shoot. That’s it. Very happy.”
Arteta was meanwhile delighted with the performance of his team, having had less than a week in pre-season training before taking on Jurgen Klopp’s title-winners.