Mikel Arteta Amatriain, more commonly known as Arteta, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Arsenal as a midfielder and is the club's vice-captain. Mikel Arteta has been one of the most consistent midfielders in the Barclays Premier League for the last seven/eight years but he is yet to earn his first cap for Spain, despite him being 30 years old. The highest level he has represented Spain at is as captain of the Under-21. Nonetheless, Arteta still harbours hopes of playing international football for Spain. "My ambition is to win as many trophies as I can and to have the chance of playing for the national team one day." Even, Santi Carzola admitted his bewilderment as to why Mikel Arteta is still yet to earn a Spain call-up. "Seriously, I wonder why [Mikel Arteta] never been with the national team. Look [Arteta] had some incredible seasons with Everton and now [is] the deputy captain of Arsenal. "How strange that [he's] not yet had a chance. There are many players in that position, but I do wonder. "Hopefully one day we’ll enjoy it together." "... when I saw [him] with the group and on the pitch it’s obvious that almost all consider [him] the Captain. [He's] a leader. I’m no good at that, nobody would listen to me! But when [he] talks they listen." Together, Lets Make Mikel Arteta's Dream Come True. Sign this petition and share it with your friends. Make this widespread and well-known. Haga sueño Mikel Arteta de jugar para La Roja se hagan realidad!