Mikel Arteta to be sacked as Arsenal manager following poor string of results
He is very influential and he's a leader—one of the leaders of the team and he's a technical leader as well. The second major determinant in his purchase from Everton is his outstanding passing ability. Arteta is one of the few players in the Premier League comfortable in both a continuity role and in a creative role.
Born in San Sebastián, Arteta played as an attacking and defensive midfielder, and operated primarily as a playmaker. He was a youth player at Barcelona, but never featured for the first team, and made his senior debut as a loanee in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain in 2001. He signed for Scottish club Rangers in 2002, and won the domestic double of the Premier League and League Cup in his debut season. Following a brief stint with Real Sociedad, Arteta joined Everton on loan in 2005; he then signed permanently. He moved to Arsenal in 2011, where he won two FA Cups and served as captain from 2014, until his retirement in 2016. Arteta represented Spain through several youth levels, but never played for the senior national team.
“I really get on with Mikel. He’s always right. He’s a very good person, and a great coach. He has given me loads of advice. We speak a lot about my movements, how to run into the spaces behind the defence, what I should do with the ball and the specific moment to change my speed. He’s always there for me.”
– Leroy Sane on Arteta's coaching during their time at Man City
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