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Mikel Arteta

33-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


Spain

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  4/26/2015
Birthdate:  March 26, 1982    Birthplace:  San Sebastian, Spain
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  141 lbs    

April 17, 2015    Mikel Arteta News

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Arteta will not play in Saturday's FA Cup semifinal against Reading, as he is still not match fit following his recovery from an ankle injury.

Arteta had ankle surgery back in January, and while he has been working his way back with the U-21 side, he's obviously not ready for full-time play yet. The Arsenal midfield is surprisingly fit right now, giving little reason to rush Arteta back, especially with how good Francis Coquelin has been in his absence.

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Mikel Arteta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 4, 2015

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Arteta (ankle) is not in the 18-man squad to face Liverpool on Saturday.

Arteta played in an U-21 match Tuesday and there was hope that he'd be able to make Saturday's team. However, he may not be match fit after the long absence, and he'll remain sidelined for at least one more game. Francis Coquelin will continue to start in holding midfield alongside Aaron Ramsey.

April 2, 2015

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Arteta played in an U-21 game Tuesday as he continues his recover from an ankle injury, and he may be available for Saturday's match against Liverpool.

Given how well Francis Coquelin has played in Arteta's absence, it's unclear if the Spaniard will regain his starting job when he's back to match fitness.

March 13, 2015

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Arteta (ankle) returned to full training Friday, and manager Arsene Wenger said he expects Arteta to return in three weeks.

Arsenal has used a revolving door of players next to Francis Coquelin while Arteta has been out, with a fit Aaron Ramsey the likeliest choice to play there in the coming weeks.

January 15, 2015

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Arteta had surgery on his injured ankle this week, and he is expected to miss three months. "He had a limited mobility in his ankle and some persistent inflammation that had an impact on his calf," manager Arsene Wenger said.

The news of ankle surgery was a bit surprising given Arteta was believed to be suffering from a calf injury, but Wenger's explanation helps understand the situation. Arteta isn't a huge fantasy asset in most formats, though he does take the penalties for Arsenal when he is fit. Aaron Ramsey is back from injury, so he is likely to head back into the starting XI in Arteta's place.

December 24, 2014

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Arteta will not return from his calf injury until January, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Tuesday.

Arteta suffered the injury at the end of November in a Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund and was expected to miss at least six weeks. With Wenger's decision to hold him out until at least January, it appears Arteta could return around that time frame, though it's unclear if he will be put back in the starting XI when he returns.

November 27, 2014

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Arteta could be sidelined for at least six weeks after suffering a calf injury during Wednesday's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund, the Mirror reports.

Arteta isn't a terribly productive fantasy producer, but he plays an important role for Arsenal as one of its defensive midfielders. Mathieu Flamini is likely to see the biggest increase in playing time, with Aaron Ramsey possibly playing a more defensive role as well.

November 18, 2014

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Arteta looks poised to return from his hamstring injury Saturday against Manchester United, the Telegraph reports.

Arteta was held out of Arsenal's match against Swansea City back on Nov. 9, but he has used the international break to rest the ailment and looks poised to reclaim his holding midfielder spot in the starting XI against Manchester United.