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Mikel Arteta

32-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


Spain

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  4/11/2015
Birthdate:  March 26, 1982    Birthplace:  San Sebastian, Spain
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  141 lbs    

January 15, 2015    Mikel Arteta News

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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.

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

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.

November 7, 2014

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Arteta has been ruled out of Sunday's Premier League match against Swansea City due to a mild hamstring strain, but manager Arsene Wenger said Arteta is expected back after the international break.

Arteta will use the time off to recover and should be fit to face Manchester United on Nov. 22.

November 3, 2014

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Arteta (knee) started and played 62 minutes in Saturday's 3-0 win over Burnley.

Arteta carried a minor knee issue into Saturday's match, but still started in his usual midfield role. Although the Spaniard was ultimately substituted off early in the second-half, a fit Arteta should compete with Mathieu Flamini to fill Arsenal's holding midfielder position moving forward.

October 28, 2014

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Arteta was forced out of last Saturday's match against Sunderland after getting kicked on the knee, but the club is confident he'll be fit enough to face Burnley this Saturday, the Telegraph reports.

Arteta has dealt with a number of ailments this season and has moved in-and-out of the starting XI, making him a very inconsistent fantasy performer.

October 16, 2014

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Arteta (calf) will be in the squad to face Hull City on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Thursday.

Arteta's presence will provide some needed stability in the Arsenal midfield, though he is unlikely to replace the offensive production left by Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and Mesut Ozil (knee).