Tag: Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta is currently Head Coach of Arsenal Football Club.

Mikel Arteta played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Spanish midfielder joined Arsenal from Everton for £10m and retired as an Arsenal player in 2016. In total, he made 149 appearances for Arsenal and scored 16 goals. The former Arsenal Captain wore the number 8 shirt. He was born on March 26, 1982 and is married to Lorena Bernal. Arteta was Assistant Coach at Manchester City from 2016 – 2019.

Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian arrives at Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on May 19, 2020 as training resumes for the first time since the Premier League was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Willian Arsenal medical complete

According to the Evening Standard, Willian has completed his medical ahead of his move across London to join Arsenal.

Arsenal season review and summer preview

The domestic season may be over, but the podcast is still going and this week we're looking back at the season just ended and ahead to Arsenal's transfer window.
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Emile Smith Rowe of Huddersfield Town dejectedly reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City at John Smith's Stadium on February 12, 2020, in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Arteta wanted ‘exceptional talent’ back laments Dale Tempest

Proving himself an 'exceptional talent' on loan, Arteta wanted Smith Rowe back at Arsenal, much to Dale Tempest's disappointment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Willian of Chelsea looks up during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta specifically requested Arsenal sign Willian despite concerns

According to the Daily Telegraph, Mikel Arteta 'personally requested' Arsenal sign Willian despite his age in 'news' that sounds so like spin I'm a little dizzy.
The aftermath of the Jamie Vardy kick on Shkodran Mustafi (Photo via Mustafi on Instagram)

Arsenal 28yo walking without crutches, club hoping to sell

Shkodran Mustafi is walking without the aid of crutches just in time to be sold this summer after an operation to reattach a tendon in his right leg to the bone.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 14: Willian of Chelsea FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on March 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Willian offended by Chelsea’s approach as he prepares to join Arsenal

Willian is reportedly 'upset and offended' by how Chelsea went about his contract negotiations, with the forward receiving a 'take it or leave it' deal from Roman Abramovich's right-hand, Marina Granovskaia.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Former Manchester City player Joleon Lescott looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Arteta leaving Manchester City for Arsenal damaged them says Joleon Lescott

Jolen Lescott believes Manchester City found it 'difficult to cope' when 'integral' Mikel Arteta left to take the Arsenal job and also had no clue Arteta would be so good so soon.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger attends a training session at London Colney on April 4, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger: Should I play Russian roulette a bit?

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he still misses the day-to-day grind of training a club side as he continues to weighs up a return to coaching against the state of his health.

An animal! Emi Martinez describes Mikel Arteta in training

Emi Martinez has been speaking to ESPN about a possible return to Independiente, how he couldn't say 'no' to Arsenal, and what Mikel Arteta is really like in training.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: A close up view of Willian of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

What will Willian bring to Arsenal?

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Willian so what will Willian bring to Arsenal and does Mikel Arteta really want him or is this all more Kia Joorabchian games?

Mikel Arteta spends £20,000 on guard dog

Mikel Arteta has become the latest high profile person connected with the Premier League to splash out a lot of cash on a specially trained guard dog to protect is home.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally signs new Arsenal deal LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal poses with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and the FA Cup Trophy after their teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Podcast: Beautiful end to a bonkers Arsenal season

Matthew is joined by Paul for Episode 251 to review and rejoice the FA Cup Final, give lots of love to Mikel Arteta, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and others, while wishing they took betting tips from Anita!
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Justin Tallis/Pool via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants minimum £70kpw wage increase from Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants Arsenal to increase his wages from £180kpw to a minimum of £250k before he will sign a new deal.

Superb dressing room shot as Mikel Arteta and players celebrate FA Cup win

Arsenal players, as you might expect, had a bit of a party in the Wembley dressing room and some of the pictures that have emerged are brilliant.
Arsenal fans celebrate outside the Emirates stadium in north London on August 1, 2020, after their team won the English FA Cup final football match against Chelsea. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

Quite possibly the most depressing 19/20 Arsenal season review you’ll read

2020 has been a hell of a year for most people and footballing woes, in the light of everything else that’s going on around the planet, are trivial in comparison. Welcome to the most depressing end-of-season review you're going to read this summer.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 22: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 22, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mesut Özil sends message to Arsenal after FA Cup win

Mesut Özil sent a message of congratulations to his Arsenal teammates after the FA Cup win on Saturday, with Mikel Arteta not ignoring the player's contributions.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Aubameyang makes headlines but 2 others shone: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday, qualifying for the Europa League group stages in the process.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) and Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (R) reacts as they wait to restart after Leicester City score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Mesut Ozil wants Mikel Arteta to pick him again

Mesut Ozil is set to stay at Arsenal for the final year of his contract but rather than just waste that time by not playing, the midfielder wants to get back in the side.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

£70m groundhog day as Arsenal back for Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal are reportedly interested in buying Wilfried Zaha even though they have no money, he'll cost £70m, and they bought Nicolas Pepe last summer despite Unai Emery really wanting Zaha.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Officials favour Arsenal for a change as they beat Chelsea to win FA Cup

Arsenal beat Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday to lift their 14th FA Cup, showing what they can do with a referee who isn't hellbent on ruining their lives.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Chelsea: Maitland-Niles and Pepe to start FA Cup final

Arsenal take on Chelsea in the 2020 Heads Up FA Cup final on Saturday, with a trophy and Europa League football on the line.
Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Mikel Arteta talks about his recent conversations with Arsene Wenger

Mikel Arteta admits he speaks fairly regularly with Arsene Wenger, to get advice and support in his new role, but not ahead of the FA Cup final.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) celebrates scoring their second goal with Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (L) during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Arteta wants 3 positions revamped: Door open for at least 6 players

Arsenal need to sell before they buy and that means were are going to see a lot of activity this summer, something David Ornstein has been talking fans through.
FLORENCE, ITALY - DECEMBER 20: Amadou Diawara of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 22, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta’s €50m Partey stalls

Mikel Arteta and Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention to Roma's Amadou Diawara as they struggle to get Atletico Madrid to reduce Thomas Partey's €50m price tag.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Neil Hall/Pool via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta: How many languages does he speak?

We've all heard Mikel Arteta shouting instructions in multiple languages so as to confuse the opposition, but how many does the Spaniard actually speak fluently?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Neil Hall/Pool via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta explains how he will pick FA Cup final squad

Mikel Arteta says every player needs to earn their place in the squad for the FA Cup final through their performances in training this week.
Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (C) is helped off the pitch injured during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta: It looks a really nasty injury - Arsenal star out long-term

Mikel Arteta has described Shkodran Mustafi's injury as 'really nasty' confirming that the defender will be out long term and will miss the start of the season after ripping the tendon from his bone.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal reacts during the (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal fans say ‘thank feck’ as Premier League finally ends

The Premier League is finally over and for Arsenal fans everywhere, I'm sure that comes as nothing but a relief.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) and Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil smile as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS

Preparing for last minutes? Mesut Ozil trains with Arsenal squad ahead of Watford game

Mesut Ozil was pictured training with the Arsenal squad ahead of their last Premier League game of the season but there will be no goodbyes for the man who was supposed to herald a new era but turned out to be something else instead.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arteta explains how he convinced 27-year-old to change his mind & stay with Arsenal

Mikel Arteta thinks Granit Xhaka was able to turn his Arsenal career around through hard work and enjoying his football again.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) gestures with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE HEWITT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Hurts so much: Mikel Arteta nails what’s wrong with Arsenal

Arsenal head into their final league game of the season this weekend knowing something has gone badly wrong as the club face their worst finish for 25 years.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal reacts during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Childs/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal star to miss FA Cup final with hamstring injury

Shkodran Mustafi is very likely out of the FA Cup final against Chelsea next week, according to reports and quotes from Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal target talks up Mikel Arteta and confirms his dream to play in England

Reported Arsenal target Danilo Pereira likes what he sees from Mikel Arteta, and he admits he dreams of playing in the Premier League.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their second goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Arteta admits he's confident about this Arsenal star extending his contract

Mikel Arteta is confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will extend his contract with Arsenal, based on his understanding of negotiations.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta arrives for the UEFA Europa league round of 32 second leg football match between Arsenal and Olympiakos at the Emirates stadium in London on February 27, 2020.

Mikel Arteta gives 5 reasons players still want to sign for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta doesn't believe that Arsenal failing to qualify for Europe next season will impact the players he wants to bring to the club and he names five attractive things about the club that players like.
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos smiles as he checks his phone on the pitch ahead of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 15, 2020. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Dani Ceballos joins Mikel Arteta fanclub with fabulous results

Dani Ceballos quite fancies another season at Arsenal and, given what we've seen from the midfielder under Mikel Arteta, there are quite a few Arsenal fans who would quite fancy another season of him, too.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Mood adjustment needed for Aston Villa game says Mikel Arteta

With Aston Villa still fighting for their Premier League survival, Mikel Arteta knows that his side will need to be at their best on Tuesday night if they are to get anything from the game.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (R) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Mikel Arteta explains how he turned 2 criticised Arsenal players around

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's penultimate Premier League game of the season, Mikel Arteta was asked how he has managed to turn two of the club's biggest liabilities into players worth having.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz heads the ball during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Slated Arsenal star hailed after Manchester City win

David Luiz was hailed to the rafters by Mikel Arteta after his display helped Arsenal make their 21st FA Cup final at the expense of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Justin Tallis/Pool via Getty Images)

He sounds pretty convinced: Mikel Arteta give Aubameyang contract latest

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first, and second goals against Manchester City on Saturday to ensure Arsenal reached their 21st FA Cup final, but will that be enough to convince him to stay?