Date: 21st February 2020 at 6:40pm
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Supporters of Everton have been discussing Mikel Arteta ahead of the meeting between the Toffees and the Arsenal manager’s side on Sunday.

On Friday morning, the Liverpool Echo shared a tweet with a link to an article which discussed ‘the changing face of Mikel Arteta’s relationship with’ Everton (as per Liverpool Echo), which got supporters discussing him.

Is Mikel Arteta classed as a club legend for Everton?

Yes, was fantastic for us

Yes, was fantastic for us

No, not after how he left

No, not after how he left

The Spanish manager spent six and a half seasons at Goodison Park between 2005 and 2011, arriving, on loan initially before becoming permanent, from Real Sociedad and departing for Arsenal (as per Transfermarkt).

Over his time in Merseyside, the, now, 37-year-old gaffer featured in 209 appearances, during which he bagged 35 goals and 33 assists for the Toffees (per Transfermarkt), however, some supporters pinpointed where things turned sour.

What do we think?

When the two sides meet on Sunday afternoon (per The Telegraph), it will be interesting to see if any of that animosity remains now that Arteta is in a managerial capacity.

Either way, the tie at the Emirates Stadium should be an interesting one due to the close proximity of the two sides in the Premier League table (as per BBC).