Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is a master of the defence-splitting pass, as he illustrated on many occasions at the Emirates Stadium last season.
The 31-year-old Arteta, a spokesman for Puma, has featured in a video that shows viewers how to split defenders approaching him in the open field. He does that by hitting the striker running towards the goal as the defenders swarm him. A great watch for up and comers on the attacking side of the field.
Over the past nine seasons, the Spanish midfielder has been a model of consistency in the Premier League. After brief stints with Paris Saint-Germain, Rangers and Real Sociedad, Arteta entered the Premier League in 2005 with Everton and had a terrific seven-year stint for former manager David Moyes. During those seven years he tallied 28 goals and 41 assists in 174 appearances. Following the 2011 campaign, Arteta joined Arsenal on a four-year deal worth around £10 million. In two seasons at the north London club, he has tallied 12 goals and seven assists while making 63 appearances. Prior to the start of last season he was named vice-captain of the club.
Along with fellow footballers Michael Carrick, Adam Lallana and Steven Caulker, Puma recruited Arteta with a goal to help players return to pre-season form with tips and advice. Arteta wears the super soft Puma Kings…