Arteta and Fabregas
This is a short post to make note of the premature end to a superb season for Everton's Mikel Arteta. This is a player I have really enjoyed watching over the last few seasons and he has been fantastic in the last few months. I have reckoned for a long time that Arteta is the closest player in terms of style and composure to Cesc Fabregas in the Premier League - and in terms of shooting and crossing ability for me he is the superior player.
Arteta is a fantastic and composed tone-setter for his team just like Cesc Fabregas and it is this excellent quality that will now be especially missed. Everton have the midfield resources to place a player of good quality into Arteta's midfield gap but none will have the same level of composure, rhythmic passing and movement ability of the Spaniard.
It is a real shame that Arteta is now out for the season after sustaining a rupture to his right knee ligament with Everton pushing for fourth place and doing very well in the FA Cup. Lets hope he can make a full recovery as he is an extremely influential player for Everton and for the neutral he is an excellent player to watch.