Does anyone else have the feeling he could be out for a good few weeks? The way Moyes worded it was "we don't know how long he'll be out but we've sent him to a specialist in Spain".
That sounds like a fairly bad one, because a normal groin strain would be dealt with the physios, wouldn't it?
And Howard has said, "we wish Mikel well."
To be honest, I'm really worried that it's the end of his season.
Dave Trudgeon, Posted 13/02/2008 at 13:37:53
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1 Posted 13/02/2008 at 18:13:50
But let’s not start that...
2 Posted 13/02/2008 at 18:50:53
3 Posted 13/02/2008 at 19:49:01
To be honest though, if there is a Spanish side out there who wants him and they offer in excess of £15m - on this season’s performances I would take that.
4 Posted 13/02/2008 at 21:05:29
5 Posted 13/02/2008 at 21:26:09
6 Posted 13/02/2008 at 21:47:43
Arteta has the ability sure, he can excite, and of course I am more happy when he is on the pitch. But, his deliveries this season from wide areas and set-pieces have been poor. Not what we should be expecting from him.
I think we are missing Piennar more than Arteta. Sorry, but its true. Piennar has been miles better this season.
7 Posted 13/02/2008 at 22:12:20
£15 mill plus must be good...
8 Posted 13/02/2008 at 22:40:12
"We need to show respect because Brann showed themselves to be a very good side and we know they will come to Goodison Park desperate to get revenge for this.
"But we are getting our players back from injury and the African Nations Cup. Mikel Arteta should be back from injury by the time the second leg comes around and we have players suited to European competition becoming available again."
9 Posted 13/02/2008 at 22:45:26
Lord, give me strength!!
10 Posted 13/02/2008 at 22:49:17
Why sell one of our best players?
Who would you buy for £15m that is better?
11 Posted 13/02/2008 at 22:57:35
Be realistic and dont talk about selling our best player just because youve got nothing else to talk about.
How about we sack Moyes and get Alan Hansen in charge?
Oh BTW Arteta was left in Spain to get treatment cos Everton have been in Spain as a break leading up to the Brann game. Thats why.
12 Posted 13/02/2008 at 23:04:26
13 Posted 14/02/2008 at 00:00:25
Hopefully though he can have a better second half, truth is I am as excited about Pienaar as I am Arteta. That’s a tribute to Pienaar.
14 Posted 13/02/2008 at 23:58:23
15 Posted 14/02/2008 at 00:33:33
Funny that Barry Horne ( a well respected pundit, and well sought after) has also noticed that Arteta’s delivery has been poor.
I’m not going to go around and kiss players arses because they are my heroes. Because they are not heroes, they only get that when they win trophies. Sheedy, Steven, Stevens, Bracewell, Reid, etc.... - they are heroes.
Arteta is a player who has great ability, but at the moment he isn’t providing the final ball that we all know he can. I am just saying that Pienaar has had a much better season.
Also please don’t presume to know what I am going to say or what I feel, because you don’t know nothing about me.
But I will tell you this. I will say it as I see it. And as it happens if AJ gets sold, then so be it, no great loss. Cash in and spend the profits. Faddy was sold and I was delighted, because basically he was poor for Everton, and the same with Beattie. I am not going to kiss players arses just because they play for Everton, they need to provide me with a reason to say yes, you were great tonight.
16 Posted 14/02/2008 at 01:19:18
17 Posted 14/02/2008 at 03:41:25
SIMPLE AS THAT. He?s said a hundread times he isn?t leaving.. give the boy some credit.
18 Posted 14/02/2008 at 08:34:51
19 Posted 14/02/2008 at 10:12:56
Like I said earlier on another post - I’m not going to sugarcoat anything, Arteta is a great player, but I want end products, not reputations.
20 Posted 14/02/2008 at 10:59:41
21 Posted 14/02/2008 at 12:52:10
Just imagine if we’d have sold Jagielka after he had a run of poor games at the start of the seaon.
Moyes knows his squad and knows who’s worth keeping. Lets not pretend that we all know better than him, eh?