Mikel Arteta Mikel Arteta

For breakfast before a game I like:

Two poached eggs, some porridge and a coffee with milk.

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What do you eat after a match?

After a match we have fruit shakes straight away, and some chicken with pasta for example.

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How does a healthy diet help you play well?

It’s the fuel you put in your body, to have the most possible energy. So it’s vital: if you don’t eat well and look after yourself, if you don’t drink properly, your system is not 100% prepared to perform at the highest level.

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What was your favourite dish when you were a child, and who cooks your favourite food?

Seafood paella has always been one of my favourite, and my wife makes it really well.

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