Mikel Arteta has joined Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has joined Arsenal we understand on a 4 year deal.

Negotiations to sign Arteta from Everton were fraught, and appeared to have collapsed entirely at one point, but the Spaniard arrives at Emirates Stadium as a replacement forCesc Fabregas in the heart of the Arsenal midfield.

The deal was pushed through after Arteta, 29, informed Everton that he wanted to end his six-year stay at Goodison and sign a four-year deal in North London…. More details to follow shortly

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