Mikel Arteta Age – Height, Net Worth & Pes 2020 – Biography
Mikel Arteta Age – Height, Net Worth & Pes 2020 – Biography
Full name: Mikel Arteta Amatriain
Date of Birth: 26 March 1982
Place of Birth: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Salary: 36.4 lakhs GBP (2012)
Teams coached: Arsenal F.C. (Association football manager, since 2019), Manchester City F.C. (Assistant Coach, 2016–2019)
Spouse: Lorena Bernal (m. 2010)
Children: Gabriel Arteta Bernal, Oliver Arteta Bernal, Daniel Arteta Bernal
Playing position(s): Midfielder
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Born in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Arteta began his football career at Antiguoko
Arteta signed for Scottish club Rangers in March 2002 in a £6 million transfer deal. He enjoyed a successful first season in Glasgow and quickly established himself as a first-team regular. Highlights were scoring on his Old Firm debut, and converting a late penalty on the final day of the 2002–03 season, which proved vital for goal difference as Rangers completed the domestic treble of the Scottish Premier League title, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup (Arteta was injured shortly before the 2003 Scottish Cup Final and missed the match).
Arteta started his second and final season with Rangers in excellent form, scoring six goals in the first six games of the season as the club qualified for the Champions League group stages, although they did not qualify from that group and ended the campaign without a trophy. Arteta returned to Spain after two seasons in Glasgow; he later credited his spell at Rangers as helping him develop as a player, stating “Scottish football was tough, really tough. It was really physical, people got at you and I had to improve on that a lot. I think I did that to get to the level that the Premier League required of me.”
He joined Real Sociedad for €5.2 million in 2004 with the idea being that Arteta and Xabi Alonso could play together. However, Alonso left for Liverpool and Arteta failed to establish himself in the team, starting only three league matches in the half-season he spent back in San Sebastián.
Everton manager David Moyes signed Arteta in the 2005 January transfer window on loan with a view to a permanent transfer. Seen as a replacement for Danish midfielder Thomas Gravesen who had moved to Real Madrid, Arteta played a vital part in helping Everton achieve the possibility of qualifying for the Champions League when they finished fourth in the Premier League; however, they were knocked out by Villarreal in the last qualifying round. He scored his first Everton goal in a 4–0 victory over Crystal Palace and signed a permanent five-year deal in July 2005 for a fee of £2 million.
The 2005–06 season saw Arteta pick up both the Everton Fans’ Player of the Season and the Players’ Player of the Season awards. Arteta’s good form extended into 2006–07. As well as retaining his starting place, he frequently turned in man-of-the-match displays and finished the season with nine goals from the 35 league games he played. Arteta was awarded the Player of the Season Award for the second consecutive year. He was also voted the Premier League’s ‘Midfielder of the Year’ by the viewers of Sky Sports, beating PFA Players’ Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arteta’s creativity was an essential part of Everton’s attacking play the following season, and he had scored six goals by the end of January. That improved further a season later, with Arteta scoring nine times in the 2006–07 season and once again ending the season as the Player of the Year. He helped Everton secure a place in the UEFA Cup and was ranked by the ACTIM Index as the sixth-best player in the Premier League, but it did not earn him a call-up into the full Spain squad. During the summer of 2007, he signed a new five-year contract.
Arteta added another accolade to his growing collection during the 2007–08 season when he picked up the North West Footballer of the Year award. He then became the first Everton player in five years to receive the Liverpool Echo’s Sports Personality of the Year award in January 2008.
Arteta suffered a stomach injury in the second half of the season, and shortly before the final game of the campaign, he underwent surgery to rectify the problem.
Arteta made his return from injury in January 2010 as a substitute in an FA Cup tie against Birmingham City, before starting in a 2–1 home Premier League win against Chelsea. His first two goals of the season were scored in a 5–1 win over Hull City in March 2010. In August that year, he signed a five-year contract extension with Everton.
The 2010–11 season proved to be not as successful as expected for both the team and the player. After early goals in the season, against Manchester United in a thriller 3–3 comeback at Goodison Park, and in a 2–0 win in the Merseyside derby, Arteta suffered a loss of form that would be crucial in Everton’s push for a European spot. He began to show again glimpses of creative power in the final part of the season, when he was played again on the wing, enjoying more freedom and space.
Upon departing Everton, Arteta said “I am 29 years old so I haven’t got much time left to take a chance like this one. I have done my best for Everton.” A few weeks later, he stated that the spirit in Everton’s dressing room is the ‘best in football’.
Arteta signed with Arsenal on 31 August 2011 on a four-year deal for a reported fee of £10 million. He made his debut on 10 September in a 1–0 home win against Swansea City, and scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in a 4–3 loss against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Arteta got his first chance to captain the Gunners in the third-round FA Cup victory over Leeds United, a game in that marked the second Arsenal debut of Thierry Henry. Arteta suffered an ankle sprain in his side’s 2–1 loss to Wigan Athletic on 16 April after less than ten minutes, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Despite this he made 29 appearances all season, scoring 6 times, and was voted by the fans as the fifth most important player of the 2011–12 campaign in Arsenal’s Player of the Season poll.
Following the departure of captain Robin van Persie, Arteta was made Arsenal’s vice-captain for the 2012–13 season. He was voted by the fans as the fourth-best player of the 2012–13 campaign in Arsenal’s Player of the Season poll, after leading the team to their 17th consecutive top-four finish. He missed the beginning of 2013–14 due to injury, but returned to the squad by the end of September, going on to score and be sent off in the same match, a 2–0 win away to Crystal Palace in October. Arsenal reached the 2014 FA Cup Final, with Arteta scoring against former club Everton in the quarter-final, as well as in the semi-final shootout against Wigan Athletic. Arteta captained the side for the final at Wembley, leading them to a 3–2 win against Hull City and receiving his first major honor in English football.
Arteta became Arsenal’s new club captain ahead of the 2014–15 season.
Arteta played for Spain at youth level. He played in the victorious 1999 UEFA European Under-16 Championship campaign, In 2010, there were moves by the English FA and Fabio Capello to see if Arteta could represent England, believing he qualified under FIFA’s five-year residency rule. FIFA ruled this out, however, with Arteta claiming in an interview in 2016 that he “almost went to war with FIFA” over the ruling.
Style of play
While initially thought of as a “pivot” or defensive midfielder in the mold of Pep Guardiola, it was only since being moved to a more attacking role, first by Luis Fernandez at PSG, that Arteta truly began to flourish. He was rated as the sixth most effective player in the Premier League in 2006–07 by the official player rating system the Action Index. Arteta returned to his original deeper midfield role at Arsenal. His total of 12 league assists in the 2006–07 season was third to Cesc Fàbregas and Cristiano Ronaldo. With 100 fouls committed against him in the same season, he was the most fouled player in the Premier League.
Arteta is multilingual and is fluent in Spanish, Basque, Catalan, and English. He speaks some French, Italian, and Portuguese.
He is married to the Argentine-Spanish actress, television host, and model Lorena Bernal. The couple has three children: Gabriel (born 2009), Daniel (born 2012), and Oliver (born 2015).
On 12 March 2020, Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 amid its pandemic in the UK. On 23 March he said he was feeling well and had recovered. From 1)Wikipedia
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