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Everton: Fans react as Tim Cahill posts photo with Mikel Arteta

Everton: Fans react as Tim Cahill posts photo with Mikel Arteta

Loads of Everton supporters have been reacting on social media, after former Blues star Tim Cahill shared a photo on Twitter showing the Australian with fellow former Toffees ace Mikel Arteta.

The pair played together at Goodison Park for six-and-a-half years, in a period of the Merseyside outfit’s history that saw Everton finish the 2004/05 season fourth in the Premier League and later achieve back-to-back fifth-place finishes, as well as reaching the Round of 16 of the UEFA Cup and the EFL Cup semi-finals.

Between joining Everton from Millwall in the summer of 2004 and departing for New York Red Bulls in 2012, Cahill made 276 outings for the Toffees across all competitions, in which he scored 68 goals and penned 29 assists (TransferMarkt) – only Romelu Lukaku (68) and Duncan Ferguson (60) have scored more Premier League goals for Everton than Cahill (56).

Arteta, meanwhile, struck the back of the net 35 times and was credited with 33 assists during his 209 appearances across all competitions, between arriving at Goodison Park from Real Sociedad on an initial loan deal in January 2005 and leaving for Arsenal in 2011.

Everton have only reached the EFL Cup semi-finals once since Arteta and Cahill left for pastures new, but reached the FA Cup semi-final in Cahill’s final year and again in 2016, while reaching the Europa League Round of 16 in 2014/15.

Loads of Toffees supporters have been reacting on social media now, though, after Cahill shared a photo on Twitter showing himself with Arteta, alongside a flashback shot of the two together during their Everton playing days.

Here’s how these fans reacted…

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