Arteta targets top six
By Nick Hatton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta wants the club to be a consistent top six finisher.
Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta wants the club to be consistent top-six finishers.
After a poor start to the season The Toffees face Aston Villa this weekend sitting in 11th place in The Premiership, and the 23-year-old Spaniard feels the club are underachieving.
"We want to be a top team and be in the top six every season," he told Sky Sports News.
"You can't stay like this, we need to be more consistent.
"Top six is our target, but this last step is difficult to do, but it's what we're trying to do."
James Beattie has been finding the sort of form needed to push the Goodison Park club towards the top half of the table and Arteta feels they need a consistent goalscorer if the team are to fight for honours.
"I think we need Beattie's goals now. He's looking very sharp and confident and scored two very good goals last week.
"I think if you want to stay in the top six you need someone who scores 17-20 goals every year, then you have a chance."