By 1970’s Gooner
He never stops this guy. He is a goal machine. He has now scored nine goals for Croatia in this qualifying campaign.
Croatia are now top of their group with 26 points from 10 matches and they will qualify on Wednesday if second-placed England win or draw at third-placed Russia.
His goal is typical of a fox in the box type of player.
Just like Van Nistelroy, I do not think he scores any goals from outside the box.
Van Nisterloy scored only one goal for Manchester United from outside the area and that was against West Ham United.
Certainly all of Eduardo’s goals for Croatia and for Arsenal so far have been from inside the box.
This latest goal is similar to the one he scored for Arsenal against Sparta Prague at the Emirates where he met Denilson’s low cross with his outstretched foot from inside the box.
What is impressive is the way he peels off his defender into space in anticipation of the cross that is to come.
This is the movement of an intelligent player and I can see why Wenger paid £8m to buy him from Dinamo Zagreb over the summer.
You can watch it at the top of the screen by clicking on the video window.
Dror Kashtan, the Israel coach, praised Eduardo as a "great forward" "We made one mistake and that was enough for Eduardo"
If Eduardo can get a run in the Arsenal side and create understanding with the main shakers and movers in this exciting young team (Fabregas, Hleb and Rosicky to name but a few) then he will add the kind of goals that have been missing in the past.
And such variety in goal scoring capabilities will stand Arsenal in good stead in their pursuit of the title.
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