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Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta
Personal information
Full nameMikel Arteta Amatriain
Date of birth26 March 1982(age 34)
Place of birthSan Sebastián, Spain
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9.2 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubArsenal

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Mikel Arteta Amatriain (born 26 March 1982) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Arsenal as a midfielder.

Arteta started out as a trainee with FC Barcelona but could not break his way into the first team and was eventually loaned to Paris Saint-Germain in the French league. He was then signed by Scottish Premier League club Rangers with whom he would win the domestic treble of the league, Scottish Cup and League Cup in the season of 2002 03. After success in Scotland, Arteta moved to back to Spain to play for Real Sociedad but failed to establish himself within the first team and was loaned to Everton for the remainder of the 2004 05 season. He would then sign a permanent transfer to Arsenal F.C in 2011.

Arteta has represented Spain at under-21 level, but he has not played for the senior national team.

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