Yakubu Aiyegbeni admits Mikel Arteta's presence transforms Everton.

Reflecting on their defeat to Blackburn, Yakubu told evertonTV: "I was pleased with the goal. It was good to score.

"Mikel has the vision and he works for the team, if he doesn't play, the team doesn't play and we need players like that.

"He gives us more options."