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Baines looking forward to facing old friend

Leighton Baines is looking forward to facing Mikel Arteta at Arsenal this weekend.

The Everton left back has remained friends with Arteta, and says he has settled well in the capital.

He said: “Four years I played with him until he left, so it will be weird.

“Me and Jags had a coffee with him the last time we were with England.

“He was staying at the hotel we were staying at and we had an hour with him. He was just settling in and he looks really settled now.

“He’s enjoying himself and he’s one of a host of top players they have. It will help that we know his game. But if he’d have gone to a lesser team he’d have been the main man and we’d have focused more on him.

“But between him and Walcott, Van Persie, Ramsey and Gervinho he’s one of nearly six we’ll have to look at.”

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Simon Paul

Managing Editor at NSNO.co.uk
Si has been going to Goodison Park for over 30 years and has had a season ticket in all of the stands, currently taunting away fans from the Lower Bullens.
  







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