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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Eduardo can do for Arsenal what Van Nistelroy did for Manchester United. Goal against Israel on video

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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Anonymous said...

This shows that Arsenal have all the ingredients up front to challenge strongly this season. Eduardo is a real fox in the box and I agree with the article he needs a run in the side to get aclimitised. But will he get it with RVP and Adebayor in such form?

Anonymous said...

Eduardo can be better than Van Nisterloy. he is much more mobile and clinical in his finishing.

Anonymous said...

Just to inform that this is 10 goal for Eduardo in this qualifications

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Eduardo is a super signing and has all the attributes to be a fantastic player for Arsenal. He is definatly a Wenger player, he's mobile, has alot of pace, very clever and certainatly has an eye for goal as he has proved for Croatia. We have alot of variety upfront with the forwards all having different qualitys and styles. Good news about Adebayor as well dont u think 1970's? Wrighty7

Anonymous said...

Definitely Wrighty7.
We need all our players ready and willing; although eduardo and bendtner would have stepped up and I am sure they would have taken the chance to shine. As we said before there is a lot of strength in depth now at Arsenal.
It seems we are having better luck this season. Gallas is now getting fit again which will go some way in replacing Toure's loss in december. We will need an experienced defender during that crucial period.

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