Date: 1st September 2011 at 8:05am
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It was down to the wire last night (Wednesday) as the transfer window as about to close and then Arsenal announced that we have signed Mikel Arteta from Everton for thought to be £10million. This had to be the biggest signing on transfer deadline day and the biggest signing for Arsenal this summer.

We lost Fabregas and Nasri this summer but we have now bought in a player of the quality of Arteta. If Arteta was not in the generation of Xavi, Iniesta and Alonso, he would easily be a regular in the Spanigh national team. The beauty with signing Arteta is that we are getting a player with Premier league experience already so we do not have to wait for him to ‘get used to the English game’.

At 29-years-old he is also experienced and will certainly help the younger players around him at Arsenal. He is a top-class playmaker who can play well with both feet and is also a dead ball specialist. and with him linking up with Wilshere in the middle of the park, it is going to be something special.
Wilshere himself is please with the arrival of Arteta as he tweeted:
“Best news of the day! Brilliant signing! Welcome to Arteta! Great day all round for #AFC this is why #ILoveAFC. Come on you gooners!!!!”

Now Arteta may not be better than Fabregas but he is certainly a worthwhile replacement who will be able to get the job done for us. My only concern with Arteta is his injury record. He seems to get injured a lot but hopefully he can put all of that behind him and do a good job for Arsenal.

 

0 responses to “Why Mikel Arteta can take over from Fabregas”

  1. tom says:

    really? hes no where near as good as fabregas your dreaming if you think otherwise. more money lining the boards pocket and they even made arteta take a pay cut! his head goes down in games far too easy he isnt a battler and is injury prone just what we need!

  2. Aliyu samaila kwanguami says:

    This is nice nd briliant sighning, wit dis nd other sighnings arsenal is back to it nomal standerd.

  3. senator says:

    wellcome

  4. Aussie Jack says:

    Do we need anymore negative comments right now even if they might be the truth. Let the sun shine in for a while at least.

  5. richards says:

    yea!!! thats wat am talking about, at least we can now have a little rest of mind.

  6. legoon says:

    NOt good enough

  7. kadz says:

    Im sorry but his head goes down……dude he’s playing for everton before course his fliping head went down…….now he’s moved to a club where he can enjoy his style of play….he was unhappy…just like fabregas himself was…..he doesnt need to be better the fabregas to get a good job done fabregas wanted to leave which had a bad effect of the team doing more harm then anything now everbody on that pitch WANTS to be there you’ll be suprised what this fact alone can do for a team,you call yourself an arsenal fan yet all ur type do is moan @tom….i mean its even stated in here he may not be fab standerd but u feel the need to state and moan. Again ur a pitiful fan and if you want us to start spedning like man city the u should piss off
    IN WENGER FOREVER I TRUST

  8. Steve says:

    Hopefully wenger will bring the best out of him, I think we’ll see a different areteta this season. I’ve always wanted him to come to us! Finally looks like we have a team that will be untied and not a team based around a couple of players!

  9. SOLEXTWO says:

    @Legoon what more do you want? Rub clubs from their best player or take get a committed player away from his the way our betrayer left? You better think ahead…lets move on and support our team… I think is guys want to play for arsenal and thats the most important needed at this tym…

  10. bgunnah says:

    Everyone here seems ??? ??????? preoccupied about wenger not signing a top class player….Arteta ????§ a top top class considering the fact that he has been their best performers over the years.If U????? realize Man U????? signed van dersar from fulham A?? A?? man city signed barry from villa.U????? don’t have ??? sign players from barca,inter or man U????? before they are top class.It ????§ what they can bring into the team.Fabregas wasn’t top class when he got ??? AFC A?? viera was languishing on AC millan’s bench b4 wenger saw him.Nasri was not Marseille best player.S???????????? i think Arteta ????§ going ??? ??????? very great Fø????? AFC.Imagine fabrigas playing at everton or stoke?

  11. bgunnah says:

    Everyone here seems ??? ??????? preoccupied about wenger not signing a top class player….Arteta ????§ a top top class considering the fact that he has been their best performers over the years.If U????? realize Man U????? signed van dersar from fulham A?? A?? man city signed barry from villa.U????? don’t have ??? sign players from barca,inter or man U????? before they are top class.It ????§ what they can bring into the team.Fabregas wasn’t top class when he got ??? AFC A?? viera was languishing on AC millan’s bench b4 wenger saw him.Nasri was not Marseille best player.S???????????? i think Arteta ????§ going ??? ??????? very great Fø????? AFC.Imagine fabregas playing at everton or stoke?

  12. nicky says:

    Tom,
    Your comments could equally apply to Fabregas in his final season at Arsenal. Injury prone and mind elsewhere.

  13. Alex says:

    Awesome we now have decent cover in the attacking midfield position!! Between the perma-crocked trio of Arteta, Benayoun and Rosicky I’m sure we well get one regular 😉

  14. vincent Toolit says:

    pleased with the signings but we need more quality in the jaunary transfer window to compete both in europe and EPL. remember even clubs like Barcelona that are stong already still add quality to their squard.

  15. paul says:

    i agree with bgunnah, just look at a how well ashley young has done since hes joined manu he was good at villa but looks the real deal now he has the likes of rooney and co around him. just think arteta has rvp, jack, theo, gervinho to work with now he will be awsome the only players in the premier league that had a better chances created statistic last year was nani lampard malouda and cesc himself. he will be vital this season trust me.

  16. gup says:

    lol nobody is as good as Cesc exept Xavi and Inesta.
    Cesc is the best midfielder that has ever ever ever been in the PL. And there will be a long time before we see one that is that good again.

    Arteta is good PL standard for a creative midfielder. And we shold be happy about that.
    Besides we now got a team that is solid, sprinkled with artists. that is what we needed.

  17. tom says:

    dont get me wrong if he can stay fit and get back to the quality he was a couple of years ago he will be a great signing but thats a big but. sorry that i expect so much from arsenal? i dont want arsenal to spend money like manchester city just spend the money that we have on quality signings!

  18. ibezimako josemaria says:

    nothing detest me like insatiable pple .. we have asked for wenger to buy experience players who will take to premiership like duck to water .. he now signs a very good player in arteta yet u still have pple grumbling n moaning .. i take it even if we sign benzema . c ronaldo , messi n tevez pple will still moan #SMH

  19. Caphy120 says:

    I LOVE THE SIGNINGS. IN WENGER I TRUST

  20. fortune says:

    FOR ARTETA SO FAR SO GOOD HE CANNOT IMPROVE OR FIT IN WITHIN A TWINKLE OF AN EYE IT TAKES ONE STEP AT ATIME FELLAS…..WEDA D PLAYERS R DOING WEL OR NOT OUR SUPPORT ALONE CAN TAKE DEM FAR DEY R ALL HUMANS DAT HS FEELINGS LETS STOP DIS NEGATIVE CRITICISM ND GIVE OUR BOYS D FULL SUPPORT DEY NEED 2 CARRY ON WIT,DAT WS Y I DIDNT LIKE WENGERS STATEMNT BCOS HE SHLD BE SAYING TINS DAT WIL B ENCOURAGING D PLAYERS N FANS WENGER SHLD MIND D WAY RESPONDS TO D MEDIA SMTIMES HE RESPONDS UNPROFESSIONSLY D MANAGEMNT SHLD KNW WAT 2 DO 2 HIM HE’S UTTRANCES R NOT ENCOURAGING AT ALL……………

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