Mikel Arteta

Born: March 26, 1982 (age 35)

Height: 5'10.5" (179cm)

Hometown: San Sebastian, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Attacking midfielder
 Mikel Arteta of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Career History
Youth1997-1999Barcelona
Senior1999-2002Barcelona B
→ 2001-2002Paris Saint-Germain (loan)
2002-2004Rangers
2004-2005Real Sociedad
→ 2005Everton (loan)
2005-2011Everton
2011-2016Arsenal
Sports Mole has 671 articles about Mikel Arteta. Articles 1 to 40:
Phil Neville during a photoshoot for the documentary 'The Class of '92'
Phil Neville: 'Everton the team to watch next season'
Former captain Phil Neville believes that Everton now have the perfect blend of experience and youth to challenge for trophies under "brilliant manager" Ronald Koeman.
Jul 18, 14:56
Tom Davies in action for Everton on August 3, 2016
Tom Davies signs long-term deal at Everton
Everton announce that midfielder Tom Davies has signed a five-year contract with the club.
Apr 3, 17:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the match against Liverpool on March 4, 2017
Pep Guardiola: 'Arsene Wenger can win Arsenal fans back around'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims that Arsene Wenger can still win the Arsenal fans back around, despite unprecedented pressure for him to step down.
Mar 31, 17:16
Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool gestures as Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on during the Capital One Cup quarter final match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on December 2, 2015 in Southampton, England.
Preview: Liverpool vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews the 228th Merseyside derby as Liverpool welcome local rivals Everton to Anfield.
Mar 31, 14:38
Rangers manager Mark Warburton arrives at the ground during the Scottish Championships match between Greenock Morton FC and Rangers at Cappielow Park on September 27, 2015 in Greenock, Scotland.
Rangers 'to make move for Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral'
Rangers are reportedly determined to sign Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral, who is currently on loan at Granada.
Jan 4, 12:57
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Pep Guardiola: Lionel Messi, Mikel Arteta bust-up "impossible"
Pep Guardiola insists that Lionel Messi and Mikel Arteta did not square up after Tuesday's European clash, as the Spanish coach admires the Barcelona superstar too much.
Nov 4, 21:31
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Arsenal name defender Per Mertesacker as new captain
Arsenal name Per Mertesacker as the club's new captain following the departure of Mikel Arteta.
Aug 13, 12:07
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Arsene Wenger confirms Per Mertesacker injury
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms that Per Mertesacker will miss "a few months" due to a knee injury.
Jul 26, 22:25
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Report: Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker out for five months with knee injury
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is reportedly facing five months on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Jul 26, 10:32
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Per Mertesacker 'poised for Arsenal captaincy'
Per Mertesacker will reportedly be handed the Arsenal captaincy for the new campaign.
Jul 20, 13:07
A general view of the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City on September 10, 2011
Brian Kidd 'had no intention of leaving Manchester City'
Brian Kidd reportedly had no intention of rejoining Man United, a club he spent 10 years with as assistant, after being named as part of Pep Guardiola's coaching team.
Jul 4, 13:40
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match between Arsenal and Anderlecht at the Emirates Stadium in north London on November 4, 2014
Mikel Arteta joins backroom staff at Manchester City
Mikel Arteta officially calls time on his playing career by announcing that he is to take up a coaching position with Manchester City.
Jul 3, 11:57
sene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on December 13, 2015 in Birmingham, England.
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal will only sign two more players at most'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that he will only look to sign two more players this transfer window as he does not want to destabilise his team.
Jun 19, 19:35
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Alan Smith: 'Granit Xhaka can bolster Arsenal's midfield'
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith tells Sports Mole that new signing Granit Xhaka will suit the physicality of the Premier League.
Jun 3, 10:32
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match between Arsenal and Anderlecht at the Emirates Stadium in north London on November 4, 2014
Mikel Arteta: 'Three options on the table for future'
Arsenal's Mikel Arteta reveals that he is considering "three very different options" regarding his future, including the possibility of staying at the Gunners as a coach.
May 16, 12:29
Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Aston Villa on May 15, 2016
Mikel Arteta: 'I'm no longer good enough to play for Arsenal'
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta says that he is no longer good enough to represent the club and that he is "99%" sure that he will retire from playing this summer.
May 16, 12:11
Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Aston Villa on May 15, 2016
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal will miss Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that his side will miss departing midfield duo Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta next season.
May 15, 20:57
Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Aston Villa on May 15, 2016
Result: Arsenal sneak ahead of Spurs to finish second with Aston Villa win
Olivier Giroud scores a hat-trick as Arsenal end their season by thrashing basement side Aston Villa to finish second and above North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
May 15, 16:55
Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Aston Villa on May 15, 2016
Live Commentary: Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa - as it happened
Relive Arsenal's 4-0 final-day win over Aston Villa which saw the Gunners spectacularly finish above North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
May 15, 14:00
 Mikel Arteta of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Arsene Wenger: 'Mikel Arteta could join Pep Guardiola's staff at Manchester City'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reveals that Mikel Arteta could 'possibly' join Pep Guardiola's coaching staff at Manchester City.
May 6, 09:45
James Morrison of West Bromwich Albion scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on November 21, 2015
Preview: Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole looks ahead to Thursday night's Premier League contest at the Emirates between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 20, 16:00
 Mikel Arteta of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Mauricio Pochettino quiet on Mikel Arteta rumours
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino refuses to comment on reports suggesting that he is looking to poach Mikel Arteta from North London rivals Arsenal.
Apr 17, 22:59
Gabriel tackles Troy Deeney hard during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Watford on March 13, 2016
Preview: Arsenal vs. Watford
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates as the Gunners look to gain revenge for their recent FA Cup exit.
Mar 31, 16:02
Dortmund's defender Matthias Ginter (L) and his teammate Dortmund's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (R) celebrate after the first goal for Dortmund during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Ingolstadt 04 vs Borussia Dortmund, on
Report: Arsenal lining up Henrikh Mkhitaryan bid
Arsenal are reportedly interested in bringing Borussia Dortmund attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the club this summer, with Arsene Wenger planning a midfield overhaul.
Mar 30, 21:08
Real Madrids German midfielder Toni Kroos runs with the ball during the UEFA Super Cup football match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales on August 12, 2014
Report: Arsenal join Toni Kroos battle
A report in Spain claims that Arsenal have joined rivals Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos at the end of the season.
Mar 16, 09:27
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal and Troy Deeney of Watford compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on October 17, 2015 in Watford, England.
Preview: Arsenal vs. Watford
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final between holders Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium.
Mar 11, 14:35
Theo Walcott celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Theo Walcott reveals Arsenal team held crisis talks without Arsene Wenger
Theo Walcott reveals that he and his Arsenal teammates held a crisis meeting without manager Arsene Wenger.
Mar 9, 12:47
 Mikel Arteta of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Pep Guardiola wants Mikel Arteta at Manchester City?
A number of reports claim that Pep Guardiola is keen to add Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta to his coaching team at Manchester City.
Feb 24, 09:42
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Preview: Arsenal vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg clash between Arsenal and European champions Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium.
Feb 22, 16:55
Arsene Wenger wraps up warm during the game between Arsenal and Newcastle on January 2, 2016
Team News: Mesut Ozil absent for Arsenal
Mesut Ozil is absent from the Arsenal squad to face Sunderland, who make seven changes.
Jan 9, 14:18
Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Duncan Watmore of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadiumon December 5, 2015
Preview: Arsenal vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's FA Cup match between holders Arsenal and struggling Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 7, 18:45
 Mikel Arteta of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Arsenal's Mikel Arteta plays in Under-21s match after recovering from calf injury
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta returns to action from a calf injury by playing 45 minutes for the Under-21s on Tuesday.
Jan 5, 18:39
Sergi Samper playing for Barcelona in September 2014
Arsenal 'to bid for Barcelona youngster'
Arsenal are reportedly considering a £4.4m bid for young Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper in January.
Dec 29, 17:45
Mikel Arteta of Arsenal celebrates the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal at Ewood Park on September 17, 2011
Arsenal to offer Mikel Arteta coaching role?
A number of reports claim that Mikel Arteta is likely to be offered a coaching role by Arsenal during the summer.
Dec 27, 11:26
Villarreal's midfielder Tomas Pina (L) vies with Sevilla's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Sevilla FC at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on October 31, 2015.
Arsenal 'to bid £33m for Grzegorz Krychowiak'
Arsene Wenger will reportedly make an offer of £33m to bring Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak to Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Dec 26, 13:36
Dynamo Kiev's forward Andriy Yarmolenko (L) vies with Porto's midfielder Danilo Pereira during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match FC Porto vs FC Dynamo Kyiv at the Dragao stadium in Porto on November 24, 2015
Report: Arsenal eye Danilo swoop
Porto midfielder Danilo is reportedly a January transfer target of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Dec 24, 09:17
Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal gestures on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, England.
Arsene Wenger: 'I know my transfer targets'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that his squad is "short" and already knows the new faces he needs to bring in next month.
Dec 21, 08:50
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and opposite number Manuel Pellegrini of Manchester City during the Premier League match on January 18, 2015
Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole casts its eye over Monday night's massive game in the Premier League between the two favourites for the title, Arsenal and Manchester City.
Dec 18, 12:06
Joleon Lescott of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's frist goal with his team mate Jordan Ayew during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Aston Villa at St Mary's Stadium on December 5, 2015
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park.
Dec 12, 11:28
An injured Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal (17) is given assistance during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on November 29, 2015
Arsene Wenger unsure on duration of Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla absences
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he does not know when Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla will be fit to return from their respective injuries.
Dec 3, 16:52



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