The Signing of Eduardo da Silva in the summer came as a huge surprise to many Arsenal fans, Totally out of the blue Arsenal announced the capture of the Croatian goal machine on Arsenal.com on the 3rd July 2007.The fee could rise to approximately £8.5m which is a lot of money to what Arsenal have been spending on players over the past 3-4 years.
First time I watched Eduardo play for us was in the amsterdam tournament and I said then that he reminds me of Reyes with he style of play, And like Reyes the little Croatian was hardly known outside his country but yet Arsenal took a gamble and brought them to London from a small City. In the case of Reyes he could not settle into life and he soon wanted a move back home to his family and friends.
So whats the story with Eduardo?
Yes foreign players who are new to the premiership need some time to get up to speed, And Wenger’s wants to easing him into the squad slowly.but with Van Persie getting injured many fans including myself saw this as a great chance for Eduardo to show his goal scoring skills. We have hardly seen Eduardo in recent weeks and I cant find anything on Arsenal.com to say he is injured? And when we have seen Eduardo start games most of the time he has played out on the wing? Funny that as he was dubbed out new “fox in the box” Another thing that I find weird is that he always seems fit for international games and always seems to look the part and score. He is without doubt a natural goalscorer and something we have been crying out for, I just wished we would get to see more of him.
I really hope this is not going to end up like Reyes and come January Eduardo is loaned back to Dinamo Zagreb.
I feel Eduardo just needs a good run in the side playing down the middle and he will show what he is all about. But like I said with Van Persie out this was his time to shine.I would like a reporter to ask Wenger about why Eduardo has not been given more playing time in recent games and to see what the boss has to say?
Nobody can tell what the future is for Eduardo?
Is he not ready yet? Homesick? Tired or Rubbish?
or maybe our new hero….time will tell?
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