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Mikel Arteta

32-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  12/26/2014
Birthdate:  March 26, 1982    Birthplace:  San Sebastian, Spain
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  141 lbs    

November 27, 2014    Mikel Arteta News

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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.

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

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).

October 11, 2014

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Arteta (calf) could get back to training sometime late next week, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.

Given that timeframe, Arteta appears very unlikely to play against Hull City on Oct. 18 after the international break, but he may be able to return Oct. 25 at Sunderland.

September 30, 2014

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Arsenal have offered Arteta (calf) a one-year extension to his current contract, which is set to expire at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mail.

Arteta signed for Arsenal three years ago, and since he is over 30 years old the club policy is to only offer single year extensions. He remains out with a calf strain that is unlikely to affect negotiations.