Mikel Arteta is a Spanish football coach and a former professional footballer. As the current serving head coach of Arsenal, he brings on extensive experience, having played for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Everton. He recently tested positive for COVID-19. How is he doing now? What is Mikel Arteta latest news?
Where is Mikel Arteta from?
He was born in San Sebastian, Basque Country. Mikel Arteta nationality is Spain. He began training at FC Barcelona before joining Paris Saint-Germain. He moved to Club Rangers and then Real Sociedad. In 2011, he transferred permanently to Arsenal. Three years later, he was appointed captain, and under his leadership, the team won two FA Cups and two FA Community Shields.
- Profile Summary Name: Mikel Arteta Amatriain
- Date of birth: March 26, 1982 Age: 37 years
- Nationality: Spain
- Ethnicity: Hispanic Zodia
- sign: Aries
- Spouse: Lorena Bernal (m. 2010)
- Weight: 69 kgs
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Eye colour: Light brown
- Hair colour: Black
- Net worth: $71 million
- Salary: £5 million per year
- Children: Gabriel, Daniel, Oliver
- Occupation: Football coach
Mikel Arteta age
What age is Mikel Arteta? The football coach was born on March 26, 1982. He is currently 37 years.
Mikel has an athletic body. He stands at a height of about 5 feet 9 inches and he weighs about 69 kgs. The colour of his eyes is light brown while that of his hair is black.
Mikel was born and raised in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. Details of his parents are not well-known to the public. What nationality is Mikel Arteta? He is from Spain, and his ethnic background is Hispanic.
He is capable of speaking Spanish, Catalan, Basque, and English fluently. Although not very well, he can also communicate in French, Italian and Portuguese.
While growing up, Mikel suffered a rare heart condition that resulted in an emergency heart operation. The condition was a fatal one, one that would risk his football career. Luckily enough, he got well and was able to train and pursue his dreams of becoming a professional footballer.
The footballer started his career at Antiguoko. He often played with Xabi Alonso who also went on to become a professional footballer.
Their goal was to play for Real Sociedad. When Mikel was 15 years old, he joined the FC Barcelona B Squad while his friend Alonso joined Real Sociedad
Unfortunately, Mikel did not join the main team, and in December 2000, he joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan. After two years, he transferred to Rangers, who offered a better offer Thanh Barcelona.
Did Mikel Arteta play for Spain? Yes, he did. He played in the Spain team at the Under 16, Under 18 and Under 21 levels.
Mikel joined the Scottish team in March 2002. The team transferred him from Barcelona in a £6 million deal. He had a good run in the first year and managed to hold a regular spot on the team.
While he was in the team, the Rangers completed the domestic treble of the Scottish Premier League and took home the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.
In his second season, he scored six goals for the team in their first six games. After the season, he moved back to Spain.
As fate would have it, he finally joined Real Sociedad in a €5.2 million deal. He also got to play with his childhood friend, Xabi Alonso. Not long after, Xabi left for Liverpool.
Mikel was signed to Everton by the manager David Moyes in January 2005. He replaced the club’s midfielder Thomas Gravesen. He scored a goal during a match with Crystal Place that ended with a 4-0 score.
In July of the same year, he signed a five-year contract for a fee of £2 million.
He achieved success in both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. In the 2005-2006 season, he was named the Everton Fans’ Player of the Season and the Players’ Player of the Season. The readers of Sky Sports ranked him as the Premiership’s Midfielder of the Year, a spot that was contested by Cristiano Ronaldo.
By the end of the 2006-2007 season, he had scored nine goals, assisting Everton to secure a spot in the UEFA Cup. He renewed his five-year deal in the summer of 2007.
During the 2007-08 season, his superb skills saw him win the North West Footballer of the Year Award. One of his greatest achievements was becoming the first Everton player in five years to receive the Liverpool Echo’s Sports Personality of the Year award in January 2008.
Unfortunately, Mikel suffered stomach and knee injuries during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. This meant that he missed the 2009 FA Cup final. After his injuries, he opted to play at the centre of the field.
In August 2010, Mikel extended his contract with a five-year deal. During the 2020-11 season, Mikel suffered a loss of form. This made him play on the wing, where he could easily lead the tempo of the game.
He departed Everton when he was 29 years old.