Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta wary of threat posed by high-flying Everton

Mikel Arteta warns Arsenal to expect a serious test of their title credentials when Everton travel to The Emirates on Sunday

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Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta Photo: Mikel Arteta/Twitter

Mikel Arteta has warned his Arsenal team-mates to expect a serious test of their title credentials when Everton travel to Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Toffees head to north London on the back of a famous 1-0 win at defending champions Manchester United on Wednesday night, with Roberto Martinez’s men seven points behind the league leaders.

And Arteta, who joined Arsenal from Everton back in the summer of 2011, has been impressed by his former club’s start to the new season.

“Everton are having a great season and they have got great results against top teams, which is not easy,” said Arteta.

“It was a big result [at Manchester United], it was massively important for them and will boost their confidence, so we are going to face a really difficult team for sure.”

The Spaniard continued: “I know the fundamentals of the club and I was happy with the way they dealt with the transfer window.

“I think they did really well and improved the team compared to where they were before. They deserve to be [up] there.”

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