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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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.



Anonymous GunnerPete said...

Absolutely 'T' this fella is a big talent, although I do not rate him above Cesc except for his freekicks. Cesc is ahead in co-ordinating our whole team and changing the pace of our game, so he is slightly superior in my eyes. I just hope Arteta makes a full recovery, on the lines of Eduardo. He is too good for the premeirship to lose. Its no wonder Spain are the best in Europe and probably the world at this time when you add up just the spanish players we have in the UK now, they make our choices look very limited.
Good luck to him and Everton, but not too much aye?

2/26/2009 6:18 pm

Blogger T said...

Understood GunnerPete!

2/27/2009 9:46 am


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