Everton star Tim Cahill is delighted with Mikel Arteta's new contract.

The pair have grown to be close friends since becoming teammates in January 2005 when the Spaniard arrived at Goodison Park.

Cahill told evertontv: "We have spent a hell of a lot of time together over the summer.

"He is someone who thinks the world of Everton, like myself.

"I was always in his ear and when he put pen to paper I was one of the first people he spoke to and I was over the moon."

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