Thursday, July 18, 2024

Arteta thanks Everton, looks forward to Champions League

Arsenal’s new signing Mikel Arteta says the lure of a new challenge at Arsenal, and Champions League football, was too great to turn down, but has thanked Everton FC and its fans for the time he spent at the Merseyside club.

Speaking to Everton TV, Arteta said, “It is a big opportunity for me and my family and I think it is the right time for me to take it. It is a big challenge, a different challenge, fresh for me and I want to see myself on the biggest stage, the Champions League.

“I am 29 years old so I haven’t got much time left to take a chance like this one.

And on his time at Everton, he said, “I think I have done my best for Everton. I always try hard, I have been as professional as I could and I was grateful for the support and the love that the club and the fans showed me.

“It is very difficult to say goodbye. Obviously I am never going to forget what I have done here and what the people and this club have done for me.”

Arteta started 191 games for Everton, scoring 31 goals.

The Spaniard will add some depth and quality to an Arsenal midfield which has plenty of potential but lacks experience after the departure of Cesc Fabregas.

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mikel arteta

i cant wait to play im going to score 5 goals and get 5 red cards 🙂


i think he is quite good at centre back too.


your not funny prick

we bought a cb you fucking cunt

Thomas Drinkwater

chill man, the CB is always going to be a running joke, we have 5 of em and only 2 that are good enough so


is any of our new signing going in to meet jack and fab……fck the interloool


That photo is so homo it’s NSFW. Just saying…


Get t’fuck Interlull. We wanna see these lads in action.


Benayorn with Israel National Team
Her Merte with Germany wth National Team
Arteta is moving house to London…well househunting..not part of Spain NT
Andre is also moving.. Turkey to London…currently in the gym as per his tweets
South Park 9 I am unsure where he is.. Monaco or London.

Midfield Corporal

South Park 9 is with me Maddo, he’s up some scaffolding at the mo but says Hi.


The working man Cesc Fabregas.
Please dont get injured, thats all I ask.
Welcome to the Arsenal.


I think Arsenal will find that Arteta is coming up to his 30th birthday and is not the player he was since his bad injuries. I wish him all the best and now we might see Everton play some good Attacking football instead of sideways. Cahill next i hope because he is finished as well.

Felliani, Barkley, Rodwell. Billy and Drenthe should be a bit better .

Hope we Also sell jags in the summer because he is hopeless with the ball.


YOU ARE NOT BITTER….THEN. He was your player and gave you pleasure on the field with his style of play.. be happy for him.


Good luck without him John. I would much rather have him, so thanks.


Please.. Cahill gets better with age. I’m Aussie and I hadn’t even heard of him until he was 24 and wasn’t even in our (very average at the time) national team.
Arteta is 29. Ryan Giggs is 37, Lampard 34, Riquelme 35 etc. Plenty of good years left.

Kenwright's back pocket

Dearest Arsenal,

My wife thanks you for her new Diamante earrings and upcoming fortnight in the Seychelles.

That good for nothing club is certainly not seeeing a penny of the Mikel money!

Fnar Fnar Fnar!

Billy Boy.


I wish Nik B stayed.


Hopefully we will tear Swansea a new one.

Yossi Benayoun

John, this isn’t a blog for everton fans so do one!


hahahaha, brilliant!

I actually clicked a link from the Arseblog a few days ago which took me to an Everton Blog with their fans slagging us off saying we should get fucked and don’t have a chance getting any of their players……..ouch!


Evertonians are notorious for being the moaniest cunts in the UK so not really surprised that theyre being found on the hallowed ground of Arseblog trying to cry to anyone that will listen.

Welcome Mikel and Yossi and bring on the Vermertersack!!!

Lord Teddy Ears

Welcome to the team and never forget Na$ri is a fu fu and you have a green light to kill shawcross while Young eats his dog and also kick the fuck out of Barton

Sending some Teddy Love !!!!


Sad to see Arteta go. Was a great player for Everton but the money was too good to turn down.

Happy for the lad, but he’s been a shadow of his former self from 1-2 years ago. Massive gamble from Arsenal imo.


maybe he just like cones


HAHAHA stfu with that already 😀




its hard to look good when you’ve been playing with a SHIT team for the last 2 years


how long before Barcelona start whining about his DNA?

Arsene's Wonga

There is a story that Arteta has had to take a pay cut to join us from Everton, a club which is pretty much skint. So now he is getting similar pay to what Denilson and Bendtner were getting.

No wonder we find it so difficult to sign anyone. Shameful.


Sorry but if somebody wants to play for you then why should you have to pay them more than 60K?

If arsenal can get their wage bill down then perhaps we can all afford to go watch a few more games!

very basically (ignoring other revenue streams)

70000 per week = 2 pound of your matchday ticket. (only one home game every two weeks)


I would assume he took a pay cut because we gave a 29-year-old a FOUR (4) year contract. Less money now, but more money than he would expect as a 32-year-old on the very tail end of his career.

Gooner In Red

He came to us when Nasri left…..Chu young …Chu Young
And not a lot of cash was spent…..Chu young …Chu Young
He’ll take the ball and he will score and then he’ll eat your Labrador…..Park Chu young …Arsenals number 9!!


L O L brilliant, this made my day, its similar to the park ji sung song at manu, but its brilliant nevertheless


Mega LOLz as them kids say that wot don the riots. Will be singing this the first time he comes on. Haha!



Gunner get ya

WIlshere’s tweet in yesterday’s madness:

jack_wilshere Jack Wilshere The funniest #DeadLineDay joke I got today was #Kaka to spurs haha #beserious

Priceless 🙂


Yeah, i saw that yesterday and couldn’t stop laughing. If there is one thing i know for sure, it’s that Jack a true gooner. He will do anything to spite Sp*rs. Lol

Midfield Corporal

Id love it if Mikel scored on his debut, pulled his shirt over his head to reveal a T Shirt say ‘Na$ri is a cunt’.

Earl of Cunt-erbury

would luv that!! Bwahahahaha! wat a cunt!

vox in Oz

Get a fuckin flag one of those fuckers that cover the North Bank with $$$CUNT$$$ written on it when Mancunty City come to the emirates!! …


Corpora.. l rofl class


Jack loves Arsenal. True gooner and a future captain. He and Frimpong are ardent fans, they will do anything to ensure we win.

vox in Oz

I think we have done well in the window… welcome boys. The defence is gonna be one of the very best in the league with the two new lads… centre backs will be phenominal together… Santos, Mers.Verm.Sagna… looks fuckin good. Especially if Santos is as good on the wing as i hear. Rekindle that left flank with Rambo. I think we need to stop comparing or referring Arteta as the Cesc replacement. He will be very different. I would ve liked to see someone pacier??? But I think he’ll slide into the team seamlessly and rekindle that old form with… Read more »


The fact is the money was there to buy mata who has hit the ground running for chelsea such is his quality, I doubt he wouldnt have come for the 25 odd million chelsea paid and fabregas’ wages but we, yet again stuck stringently to our transfer policy i can only hope that our inability to pay over £18m for any player, even when the money is there to invest a wafer thin squad, will not affect our champions league status. arteta could be a good buy then again he’s past his peak and will most probably only get worse.… Read more »


always fun to see how intelect has decided to dodge certain people… UL m8… My condolences.

Kenwright's back pocket

This isn’t ‘Football Manager’, sonny.

Come on, you’ve got school on Monday…

Billy Boy


I don’t normally comment on here but i have to say people are being ridiculous. question asked was why couldn’t we afford.yo.match the wages of a club like everton who are virtually bankrupt… the overinflated wages are pattering of the reason they are nearly bankrupt. quality experienced players brought in throughout the spine of the team. premier league experience. height. what more do you lot want?!


A trophy.

Kenwright's back pocket


Lots of cones.


Out of the 5 I think I am most excited about the new Left Back, Also going to be interested who wenger picks out of the 3 CBs, Vermy/Kos have been doing good together.
Merte/Vermy, or Merte/Kos, Verm is vice captain, so I am sure he wont get dropped.

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