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Mikel Arteta

32-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


Birthdate:  March 26, 1982    Birthplace:  San Sebastian, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  141 lbs    

September 16, 2014    Mikel Arteta News

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Arteta recovered from his ankle injury to make a late substitute appearance during Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday.

Arteta will continue to battle Mathieu Flamini for minutes as Arsenal's defensive midfielder, a position that doesn't garner much fantasy production.

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

August 31, 2014

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Arteta was unable to pass fit for Sunday's Premier League match against Leicester City due to his ongoing ankle injury.

Manager Arsene Wenger said recently that Arteta "could be back quite quickly," but apparently that was a little too optimistic. His next opportunity to play comes Sept. 13 against Manchester City.

August 26, 2014

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Arteta will not play in Arsenal's Champions League match against Besiktas on Wednesday due to an ongoing ankle injury, but manager Arsene Wenger said it "is a quite short term injury, he could be back quite quickly.".

Arteta's role as Arsenal's main defensive midfielder is a little more secure after Sami Khedira decided to stay with Real Madrid, but that doesn't make Arteta's fantasy value increase much.

August 20, 2014

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Arteta is considered doubtful to play in Saturday's match against Everton after turning his ankle in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier, the Daily Express reports.

Arteta was substituted early in the second half of Arsenal's match in Turkey on Tuesday. The Gunners' captain limped off after turning his ankle and reportedly was seen wearing a protective boot while leaving the stadium. As such, the 32-year-old is a doubt to face his former club this weekend. Should he be ruled out, Mathieu Flamini could serve as Arsenal's holding midfielder against the Toffees.

March 8, 2014

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Arteta converted on a penalty kick in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup.

Arteta was in the mix as per usual, committing three fouls and drawing three more. His physical style of play leads to a number of whistles, though his foul count at times speaks to poor defensive position and instincts.

February 9, 2014

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Arteta scored from the spot in Saturday's 1-5 loss to Liverpool.

Arteta was coming off a knock picked up the weekend prior, but he was able to make the only scoring contribution for the Gunners in a Liverpool rout Saturday. While he's been more active taking free kicks lately, he's a fairly limited fantasy producer overall.

February 8, 2014

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Arteta (knock) is in the starting XI for Saturday's match at Anfield.

Arteta picked up a knock last weekend but wasn't ever really in danger of missing the match. Given the role he plays for the Gunners, he is not a reliable fantasy option.

February 4, 2014

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Arteta (knock) is expected to be available for Saturday's match against Liverpool, the Daily Mail reports.

Arteta picked up a knock against Crystal Palace last weekend, but has returned to training and should be good to go.