Mikel Arteta is a Spanish professional football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Premier League club Arsenal. (born 26 March 1982)
Mikel Arteta’s Playing Career
Mikel Arteta Amatriain was born in San Sebastián, he began his senior career at Barcelona in 1999, but limited playing time led to a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2001. Mikel Arteta then signed for Rangers in March 2002 in a £6 million transfer deal, winning the Scottish Premier League and Scottish League Cup double in his debut season. Some highlights were scoring on Mikel’s Old Firm debut, and converting a late penalty on the final day of the 2002–03 season, which proved vital for goal difference as Rangers completed the domestic treble of the Scottish Premier League title, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. However, he made a brief return to his hometown club Real Sociedad for €5.2 million in 2004 with the idea being that Arteta and Xabi Alonso could play together. However, Alonso left for Liverpool and Arteta failed to establish himself in the team, starting only three league matches in the half-season he spent back in San Sebastián. David Moyes, who was Everton’s manager signed Arteta in the 2005 January transfer window on loan with a view to a permanent transfer. Seen as a replacement for Danish midfielder Thomas Gravesen who had moved to Real Madrid. The Spanish-born later signed for Arsenal in 2011, where he won two FA Cups and served as captain from 2014 until his retirement in 2016. Let’s point out the fact that Arteta signed with Arsenal on 31 August 2011 on a four-year deal for a reported fee of £10 million. Mikel Arteta made his debut on 10 September in a 1–0 home win against Swansea City, and scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in a 4–3 loss against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park
Mikel’s International Career
The Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta once played for Spain at youth level. He featured in the victorious 1999 UEFA European Under-16 Championship campaign, at the 1999 UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup, 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship, and captained the side in the 2004 U21 European Championships qualifying campaign. Nevertheless, there were moves by the English FA and Fabio Capello in 2010, to see if Arteta could represent England, believing he qualified under FIFA’s five-year residency rule. FIFA ruled this out, however, with Arteta claiming in an interview in 2016 that he “almost went to war with FIFA” over the ruling.
The 40-year old was believed to be in Spain’s squad in February 2009 but a cruciate knee ligament injury meant his name was removed from the list before the squad was announced. Mikel Arteta was often noted to be one of the best players in modern times to be omitted a senior international cap, Arteta played at a time when Spain had several enormously high quality players available in his position
Mikel Arteta Coaching career
The Spaniard was offered to lead the Arsenal Academy, by Arsène Wenger, join Mauricio Pochettino’s (his team-mate from PSG) backroom staff at Tottenham Hotspur or join Pep Guardiola’s coaching team at Manchester City. Mikel Arteta made the right choice as he choses Pep’s side, and was appointed an assistant coach at Manchester City on the 3rd of July 2016, alongside Brian Kidd and Domènec Torrent, who operated as deputies to Pep Guardiola.
The Spanish tactician, Mikel Arteta was appointed head coach at former club Arsenal on the 20th of December 2019, signing a deal until 2023. Upon his appointment, he stated that he believed the club had lost direction and that he didn’t want players to shirk responsibility: “I want people to take responsibility for their jobs and I want people who deliver passion and energy in the football club. Anyone who doesn’t buy into this, or that has a negative effect or whatever, is not good enough for this environment or this culture.
However, Mikel Arteta won his second trophy as manager after Arsenal beat Liverpool 5–4 on penalties in the FA Community Shield on the 29th of August. Arteta’s role was changed from head coach to manager on the 10th of September.
Mikel Arteta Net worth
Mikel Arteta net worth is $71 million, this was acquired while playing as a footballer and there after as a coach.
Mikel Arteta Earn as Arsenal Manager
while was Mikel Arteta playing as a footballer in Arsenal, he was the top earner, But how much does he take as salary of Arsenal manager?
According to ESPN, Mikel Arteta is understood to be earning £5 million ($6.2m) a year as Arsenal head coach, meaning he is set to pocket £20 million ($25m) over the course of the four-year deal, which runs until 2023.
From a clear indication, this is behind that of some top coaches in the Premier league. For instance, head coach of Man City, Pep Guardiola takes about £15 million ($18.5m) a year, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp gets a reported £10 million ($12.5m) a year and Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel get £7million-a-year.
Other Facts About Mikel
Real Name: Mikel Arteta
Nick Name: Mikel
Famous As: Football coach, Former player
Age : 38 years old
Birthday: March 26, 1982
Birthplace: San Sebastián, Spain
Birth Sign: Virgo
Height: 5 foot 9 inches
Weight: 69 kilograms
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Spouse: Lorena Bernal
Net Worth: $13.8 million