Arsenal’s newest signing, Mikel Arteta has told us why he decided to leave Evertone and join Arsenal.
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. I think I have done my best for Everton.”
The Spanish playmaker went on to say, “It is very difficult to say goodbye. I still can’t believe it but at the same time I think it is the right moment for everyone.
“That is the way football is, there is always a start and an end and today is the end of probably the best time of my career. I am never going to forget it.
“It has been crazy. It has been a crazy day. I can’t believe what happened, and the way it happened but as I said, that is part of football and I am going to be playing for another club soon.
“Obviously I am never going to forget what I have done here and what the people and this club have done for me.
“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.”