Mikel Arteta

Manager Profile


Personal Details

Country of Birth
Spain Spain
Joined Club
22 December 2019
42 years 90 days
Date of Birth
Premier League Seasons
Premier League Debut Match
Bournemouth (a),
26 December 2019, Drawn 1 - 1

Manager Bio

Mikel Arteta is Arsenal's manager, having been appointed on 20 December 2019.

As a player, Arteta began his youth career at Barcelona before taking in spells at Paris Saint-Germain, Rangers and Real Sociedad.

His introduction to English football came during a loan spell at Everton in January 2005, before making the move to Goodison Park permanent six months later.

He moved to Arsenal in August 2011, where he was named club captain ahead of the 2014/15 season. The Spaniard won two FA Cups during his time with the Gunners, before retiring in 2016.

Arteta was appointed as an assistant coach at Manchester City in July 2016 working under manager Pep Guardiola, and was part of the coaching team that won the Premier League in 2017/18 with a record 100 points.

City became the first club in 10 seasons to retain the Premier League trophy a year later, while they also won two EFL Cups and one FA Cup during Arteta's time at the Etihad Stadium.

Arteta took charge of Arsenal midway through the 2019/20 season, replacing Unai Emery, and the Gunners finished eighth in a Premier League campaign that was suspended for 100 days due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The campaign ended on a high with victory in the FA Cup final and qualification for the UEFA Europa League.

After finishing fifth in 2021/22, Arsenal narrowly missed out on a first title since 2004 the following season, finishing five points behind Man City while returning to the UEFA Champions League.

The Gunners were even closer in 2023/24, finishing two points behind Man City with 89 points as they achieved a club-record 28 Premier League wins over the season.

  • Arsenal v Manchester City
  • Arsenal v Newcastle United
  • Manchester United v Arsenal
  • Manchester United v Arsenal
  • Pep Guardiola greets his former assistant MIkel Arteta after the match

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