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Mikel Arteta Amatriaín (Spanish Mikel Arteta Amatriaín; March 26, 1982, San Sebastian) – Spanish footballer, midfielder, coach, Basque nationality. Head coach of the Arsenal club (London).
Started his career at Barcelona B, but was unable to advance to the first team and was loaned to the French club Paris Saint-Germain. The following season he was signed by the Scottish Rangers, with whom Mikel won the Scottish Championship, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup in 2002/03. Following his success with the Rangers, he moved to Real Sociedad, but did not establish himself in the starting lineup and was loaned to Everton in the second half of the 2004/05 season. Soon Mikel signed a full-fledged contract with “Toffee”, where he played until 2011, but on August 31, on the last day of the transfer window, he was signed by Arsenal. He played for Arsenal until 2016, after which he ended his football career.
Arteta played in the Spanish national youth team, but was never called up to the senior team.
On December 19, 2019 Mikel Arteta took over the leadership of Arsenal London. The contract was signed for 3.5 years. Arteta did not manage to significantly improve the standings of Arsenal: the team only moved up from 10th to 8th place, which was its worst result over the past 25 years. Despite this, Arteta led the Gunners to victory in the FA Cup, in which they beat Chelsea in the final. Arteta also managed to win the 2020 FA Super Cup by beating Liverpool 1-1 (5-4) on penalties.
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