Mikel Arteta becomes latest to splash out £20,000 on guard dog

Mikel Arteta becomes latest to splash out £20,000 on guard dog

- Mikel Arteta moved to London in December 2019 after joining Arsenal as manager

- The Gunners boss has invested £20,000 on a specially trained guard dog

- Reports say the manager purchased the dog to protect his home from burglars

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Mikel Arteta has invested a whopping sum of £20,000 to purchase a specially trained guard dog to help protect his home from intruders, Daily Mail reports.

Mikel Arteta becomes the latest Premier League big name to splash out £20,000 on a guard dog after Jack Grealish, Paul Pogba and Co invested in specially trained pets to protect their homes from potential intruders

It was gathered that the Gunners' boss purchased the dog just before their FA Cup victory over Chelsea.

Arteta was photographed with a £20,000 Dutch Shepherd provided by Elite Protection Dogs, who provide an 'exclusive dogs for exclusive people' service.

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He moved to a London apartment in December after he joined the Gunners as he earlier lived in Manchester during his stint as the assistant manager at Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta becomes latest big name to splash out on £20,000 guard dog

Mikel Arteta buys very expensive dog to protect his home. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Spaniard took over from his compatriot Unai Emery last December and barely eight months after, he joined the league of coaches who have lifted titles in their career.

The Arsenal boss is the latest among Premier League individuals to attempt to improve home security by investing in a guard dog.

West Ham’s Jack Wilshere and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba also spent a similar fee on a guard dog from specialist protection firm Chaperone K9, who has also provided dogs to Red Devils teammates Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Olivier Giroud could barely watch as Chelsea lost the FA Cup to his former team Arsenal, however he managed to share a huge message with ‘choose Jesus, eternal life’ boldly written on his shirt.

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Arsenal on Saturday evening, August 1, defeated bitter rivals Chelsea 2-1 to win the 2020 English FA Cup with Gabonese striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scoring the two goals for the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta and his wards knew before the game that a win would be a glorious one for them considering their failure to finish among the top four teams.

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