Happy Christmas Gooners.
Since the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona, Arteta has got a new role as sole defensive midfield pivot and he has been simply outstanding. The team are playing superbly so far this season and are looking like they could finally end the seven year wait for a trophy.
On top of that, check out his wife!!
Lorena Bernal is an actress and model born in Argentina. The 31-year old of Basque origin was the winner of Miss Spain in 1999 and has appeared in international films and TV programmes including CSI Miami. She has done lots of work in Spain but has put her career on hold for now.
This summer, the couple celebrated the birth of their son Daniel and they also have another boy, three year old Gabriel. Lorena has stated that she will return to work, but not until Mikel’s football career is over.
Arsenal fans obviously want to see Arteta playing for many years to come, but we wouldn’t mind seeing a bit more of Lorena either so perhaps we could persuade her to come out of her early retirement?