Arteta Awarded Major Spanish Honour

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has received a prestigious Spanish honour from his homeland by being bestowed with The Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic.

Mikel was presented with the order at the Spanish Embassy in London on Wednesday, with his family, friends and key personnel from Arsenal in attendance.

The award is a Spanish civil order of chivalry and honour and is granted by the King of Spain and the Grand Chancellor, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

It has been a highly selective and rare accolade since its inception in 1815, only awarded to people and institutions for their extraordinary services to Spain, or the promotion of international relations and cooperation with other nations.

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Speaking after receiving the award Arteta said: “I am both humbled and honoured to receive The Royal Order

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