Follow, follow, follow...Everton is the team to follow and there's nobody better than Mikel Arteta. He's the best little Spaniard we know.
So chuffed to hear Mikel has signed a new contract with us. Apart from the fact he's one of the best players i've ever seen it says lots about the attitude and atmosphere at Everton right now.
Texts and Facebook/Twitter messages were flying round yesterday as the news broke. Everyone was ecstatic.
Great quotes too :
Arteta said he has come to realise "how important I am to the club and how important the club is to me".
Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright has described Arteta as "one of the finest players ever to wear an Everton shirt" and Artena said the support of the Everton hierarchy had been a big factor in his decision to sign a new contract.
"The chairman and the manager wanted me to stay 120% and that makes me feel proud," the midfielder, who has twice been Everton's player of the season, told the club's website.
"We are all seeing the club and the future in the same way and that is special - something that you don't always find.
"I believe in this squad. We have got a very strong squad now and it is getting difficult to pick an 11 because of the players we have.
"Something is happening here and I want to be a part of it."
Everton boss David Moyes described Arteta's decision as "great news".
"He is a very important player for us and we are delighted to secure him," added the Scot.