“Whatever happens this week, for us Arteta is the best”


The former Spanish footballer and coach of Arsenal, Mikel Artetawas awarded this Wednesday the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic at the Spanish Embassy in London.

The recognition was imposed on him by the Spanish ambassador in London, José Pascual Marcoat an event at the diplomatic legation, in the presence of family, friends and representatives of his club.

“My family has been my pillar”

Today “This is the day to give thanks, especially to my family, who have been my pillar and made me realize that dreams can be achieved,” he said. Arteta in a speech at the event.

“We have the wealth of a country full of culture, wonderful people, languages… We try to represent a country that is beautiful and everyone should know,” he added.

The decoration is awarded to people or institutions in recognition of their services in Spain or in promoting relations and cooperation with other countries.

Upon receiving the acknowledgment, Arteta He was “honored” and thanked the king of Spain, Philip VIand to the Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albaresas well as the ambassador, in giving it.

“It was a wonderful moment to receive this recognition at the Spanish Embassy in London, with so many people who have inspired me in my life,” he said.

The ambassador mentioned in his speech the title of the Premier League, which the Arsenal will be played this weekend in contention with City of Manchester.

“Whatever happens this week, for us Arteta is the best,” said the ambassador, after recalling his origins as a youth academy player. Antiguo Donostiarra, and his time over Rangers, Everton and Arsenal as a UK player.

In his opinion, the figure of Arteta He is “respected and loved” in the Spanish and British football community, and thanks to the “universal language of football, he was able to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.”

Source: La Verdad


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