Everton boss David Moyes was delighted with the performance of fit-again playmaker Mikel Arteta in the 5-1 thrashing of Hull City at Goodison Park.
The Spaniard scored twice as the Toffees ran riot, with an own goal and strikes from Landon Donovan and Jack Rodwell completing the rout.
Arteta only recently returned to action after nearly a year out with a serious knee injury and Moyes is not putting too much pressure on one of his star performers.
He said: "He scored two very good goals and played really well all round.
"Mikel is still not back to how he was, but I thought today was more like him and shows how much we have missed him over the year.
"It might take him a while to get his full strength back, but he did a lot of good things with the ball."
Meanwhile, Moyes admitted that Donovan might have played his last game in front of the Toffees faithful, with his loan stay from LA Galaxy drawing to a close.
The Scot added: "We would like him to stay, but it looks like he is going back to America.
"We respect that and don't have a problem with it, but he has done well."