Mikel Arteta Amatriain is a Spanish professional football player. He is the current serving head coach of the Arsenal football club.
Arteta began his senior career at FC Barcelona in 1999 before joining Paris Saint-Germain for limited playing time. 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.
Mikel Arteta was born on March 26, 1982. He is currently 40 years. He has won 87 games from 150 as Arsenal’s manager.
Arteta speaks Spanish, Catalan, Basque, and English. He can also communicate in French, Italian, and Portuguese but not fluently.
His wife; Lorena Bernal, is a former beauty queen (Miss Spain).
During his days as an aspiring star in football, 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. Fortunately, he got better and was able to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional footballer which the world is proud of.
Arsenal; Mikel Arteta’s club moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday after the North Londoners defeated Wolves 2-0 at Molineux.
Arteta was very pleased with his players who are clearly well-trained and have surprisingly exceeded expectations this season.
“I probably need a week or so to do that [reflect],” the manager said after the Wolves’ victory. “But obviously, nobody expected us to be where we are right now and the number of games that we managed to win.
“But I’m more focused on our way of playing and our way of living together and the atmosphere that we have in this dressing room and around [London] Colney and the bond that we are creating with our supporters in our stadium and the relationship between every member of the club. That’s much more powerful and now the aim is to focus on playing better every day.”
Arteta is doing a good job as the coach of Arsenal. We wish him all the best.