THESE BOOTS WERE THMADE FOR CHUCKIN'.
MI MIKE KEL ARTETA T h b d t to MIKEL ARTETA has become used to
throwing his boots into the nearest skip after away-day disasters this
season. Arsenal's midfielder has a superstition where he bins his
footwear if the Gunners slip to defeat. And he has done so more times
than he wants to remember this season. Former Toffee Arteta (right) says
another defeat at Goodison Park this lunchtime could do serious damage
to their Champions League prospects. He said: "I have many
superstitions. I always put on my shinpads, socks and boots the same
way. Everything is always the same. But if we lose, I throw away my
boots." Arteta's penalty in the FA Cup quarter-final tie at
the Emirates helped Arsenal inflict a 4-1 defeat on Everton. He added:
"Some Everton fans were upset with my reaction after I scored but
you can't make everyone happy."