So, at the end of the summer transfer window, Mikel Arteta asks for a transfer to Arsenal. I don't begrudge him a big money move, he has been a good servant to the club, and if his heart isn't in it anymore then it is better for him to join another club, and lets get real for a moment, Everton need the money.
Sadly it would seem that none of the funds raised from the sale of Arteta and striker Jermaine Beckford to Leicester City, will be given to manager David Moyes in order to buy in new players. He did however make two loan signings in the form of Denis Stracqualursi and Royston Drenthe.
Stracqualursi was the top scorer in the Argentinian top flight last season, and might be the clinical finisher that the team has been crying out for in recent seasons. Royston Drenthe joins on loan from Spanish giants Real Madrid, the Dutch international can play on either wing and will look to add further pace to the midfield.
Along with the established first team regulars and some promising youngsters like Ross Barkley, let's hope that Everton F.C. can kick on and avoid what seems to be their usual slow start and move up the table.