Toffees confirm Arteta injury

Arteta had to be substituted within the first 10 minutes of the

match at Goodison Park having pulled up with the injury while in a

chase with Sebastian Larsson. The club are not yet able to give any

further details about how long the Spanish playmaker might be out

of action for. It is the latest in a string of injury blows for

Toffees boss David Moyes, who had handed Arteta the captaincy for

the Birmingham game in the absence of another hamstring victim Phil

Neville. Moyes was also without Tim Cahill due to a foot complaint

and Marouane Fellaini, whose ankle problem has ruled him out for

the rest of the season. Everton’s next fixture is a home clash with

Fulham in the league a week on Saturday.