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Mikel Arteta Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Mikel Arteta Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth March 26, 1982
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Lorena Bernal

Mikel Arteta is a Spanish professional football manager and former football player who has played for different clubs such as Barcelona B (1999-2002), Paris Saint-Germain (2000-2002), Rangers (2002-2004), Real Sociedad (2004-2005), Everton (2005-2011), and Arsenal (2011-2016). Post-retirement, he served as the head coach of Manchester City (2016-2019) and the manager of Arsenal (2019-Present).

Born Name

Mikel Arteta Amatriain

Nick Name


Mikel Arteta as seen managing Arsenal in 2021
Mikel Arteta as seen managing Arsenal in 2021 (Prime Video AU & NZ / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain


London, England, United Kingdom





Professional Football Manager, Former Football Player



Shirt Number

  • 8 – Arsenal
  • 10, 6 – Everton
  • 23 – Rangers
  • 4 – Paris Saint-Germain

Net Worth

In 2023, Mikel Arteta’s net worth was $25 million according to




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mikel Arteta has dated –

  1. Lorena Bernal (2006-Present) – In 2006, the ace footballer began dating Lorena Bernal, an actress and model who was crowned Miss Spain 1999. After dating for around 4 years, the two tied the knot on July 24, 2010. The couple welcomed 3 sons together named Gabriel Arteta (b. June 8, 2009), Daniel Arteta (b. June 20, 2012), and Oliver Arteta (b. 2015).
Mikel Arteta as seen playing for Everton in 2011
Mikel Arteta as seen playing for Everton in 2011 (BohemianFC / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Dark, black hair

Mikel Arteta Favorite Things

  • Tennis PlayerRafael Nadal
  • Television SeriesPeaky Blinders
  • Pre-Match Meal – Chicken and Rice
  • Match He Played – His debut match with Paris Saint-Germain in 2001
  • Derby – The Old Firm Derby in Glasgow (Rangers and Celtic)

SourceYouTube, YouTube

Mikel Arteta as seen playing for Arsenal in 2012
Mikel Arteta as seen playing for Arsenal in 2012 (Wonker / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Mikel Arteta Facts

  1. He grew up playing football alongside Xabi Alonso as a teenager in their hometown.
  2. While staying at Barcelona’s youth academy La Masia, Mikel came in close contact with future Spanish stars like Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, and his future coaching mentor, Pep Guardiola.
  3. He is fluent in multiple languages such as Basque, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan.
  4. In 2011, he joined the Gunners for a reported fee of £10 million. Mikel helped the club win 2 FA Cups during the 2013-2014 and the 2014-2015 seasons. Additionally, he also served as the captain of Arsenal from 2014 until 2016.
  5. One musical instrument he knows to play is the flute. Moreover, he once revealed that he would like to learn to play the guitar.
  6. Mikel represented his country at the international level in U-16, U-17, U-18, and U-21 teams. Surprisingly, Arteta never got the opportunity to join the senior-level national team due to the presence of exceptional players already on the team during that time. Furthermore, he is often cited as one of the best 21st-century players to miss out on joining the senior-level national team.
  7. He also played tennis as a teenager and performed well at the national level. But, he made the decision to quit tennis and focus all his attention on football.
  8. According to Mikel, the toughest player he ever faced on the football pitch was Thierry Henry.
  9. As the manager of Arsenal, he won the FA Cup during the 2019-2020 season. Additionally, he also received the title of ‘Premier League Manager of the Month’ in September 2021, March 2022, August 2022, November/December 2022, January 2023, and March 2023.

Featured Image by Prime Video AU & NZ / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0 DEED

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