Mikel Arteta Biography

His’s full name is Mikel Arteta Amatriain. He was born on March 26, 1982. He began playing football at the local Antigouco school. Xabi Alonso learned the basics of football science next to him. In 1997, they parted ways, Arteta was spotted at Barcelona and invited to his academy. Such offers are not refused, and 15-year-old Mikel moved to the capital of Catalonia.Playing for the youth teams of Barcelona of various ages and Barcelona B, Arteta dreamed of a foundation. But then it was unrealistic, Rivaldo, Josep Guardiola, Xavi, Gerard Lopez, Luis Enrique played in the Barça midfield, Andres Iniesta was on the way. Therefore, when Paris Saint-Germain became interested in Arteta, he did not persist, because he understood that waiting in the wings at Barcelona could take several years and not the fact that you would wait for him. In Paris, Arteta played for two years on loan. It must be remembered that PSG was not the flagship of French football at the time. Mikel proved himself well, and the club even thought about buying out the contract, but Barcelona received a better offer from Glasgow.

Mikel Arteta Biography

His birth place is  San Sebastián, Basque Country, Arteta Spain. His age is 39 years. His nationality is Spanish. Mikel’s birth sign is Aries. Talking about the parents and siblings of Mikel Arteta, then let us tell you that it has been many years since he came in the world of sports. But till date he has not told anything about his parents and siblings. We had tried and failed to get accurate information from the internet as no information about his parents and siblings is available on the internet as well.

Personal Life

He married Lorena Bernal in 2010. Lorena Bernal is an Argentine-Spanish actress as well as a television host and model. The couple has three children named Gabriel Arteta Bernal, Daniel Arteta Bernal and Oliver Arteta Bernal.

Real Name Mikel Arteta Amatriain
Nick Name
Age 39 Year Old
Date Of Birth 26 March 1982 
Nationality Spanish
Religion Christian
Gender Male
Birth Place San Sebastián, Spain
Profession Spanish professional football manager & former player
Zodiac Sign Aries
Net Worth Approx £15 million
Position Midfielder / Winger
Father Name Don’t now
Mother Name Don’t now
Brother Name Don’t now
Sister Name Don’t now
Children Name
  • Gabriel (born 2009)
  • Daniel (born 2012)
  • Oliver (born 2015)
Wife Name  Lorena Bernal
School Name Don’t Know
University Name Don’t Know
Qualification Don’t Know
  Physical Status
Mikel Arteta Biography Cover Pic
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Body Fit
Weight in Kilograms-  70 kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 17 (US)
Chest size 34 inches Approx
Biceps 15 inches Approx
Waist Size 31 inches Approx
Dress Size 16 (US) Approx
Sexual Orientation Straight
 Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Girl Friend Name Yet Now
Wife Name Lorena Bernal

Interesting Fact

Point 1 : He played for the Spanish national teams of various ages, but did not play a single match for the national team.

Point 2 : In his farewell match for Arsenal (against Aston Villa on 15 May 2016 in the last round of the Premier League) he came on as a substitute and scored a goal in stoppage time.

Point 3 : Arteta has starred in several football documentaries.

Point 4 : Now he works in the coaching staff of Manchester City. I don’t know how far he will go as a coach. But if Pep Guardiola himself calls him his successor, then this guy should be paid attention to.

Point 5 : He is fluent in English, Basque, Spanish and Catalan. And also knows how to speak French, Italian and Portuguese.


His football career began at Antiguoco. There he made friends with midfielder Xabi Alonso, with whom they often chased the ball on the beaches of the city and dreamed of playing for Real Sociedad. At the age of 15, Arteta left for Germany, and Alonso had already signed a contract with his dream. Despite his capabilities and potential, Mikel was unable to enter the field as part of the first team. That is why he left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2000. In 2002, he helped his new club, Glasgow Rangers, win the Premier League, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup. In addition, the Spaniard has firmly established himself in the first team, and has also become a fan favorite. However, injuries, nostalgia for home and a loss of form severely spoiled the second season, as a result of which he was forced to transfer to another team. Midfielder joins Real Sociedad (2004). The transfer price was 5.2 million – that’s how much it cost to play with a friend of Alonso. But Xabi moved to Liverpool, and Mikel was unable to gain a foothold in the new club. On 31 August 2011, Arsenal London becomes Mikel’s new home. The transfer cost £ 10 million and the contract is for four years. Negotiations for his transfer were tough as Everton were reluctant to let the player go. In addition, the footballer’s agent demanded too high a salary. Later, Arteta himself asked to sell Arsenal to the English, and then agreed to lower the initial salary requirements by 20 thousand (originally they were 90 thousand pounds a week). This transfer was the last in 2011.

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Net Worth

It would be difficult to tell the exact net worth of him. But we can guess their net worth. His net worth can be around £15 million.

Frequently Ask Question 

Que :  How many languages can he speak?
Ans :  English ,Spanish ,Catalan & Basque

Que : Which country is he from?
Ans :  Spanish

Que :  Who is his manager now? 
Ans :  Mikel Arteta

Que :  Who runs his Instagram? 
Ans :  (@mikelarteta)

Que :  Can he speak French?
Ans :  Yes

Que :  Is he and Arsenal legend?
Ans :  He  spent five years at Arsenal.

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