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Monday, December 08, 2008

Eduardo penciled in for Liverpool?

By 1970’s Gooner

As first revealed on this site Eduardo had joined the first team squad for training as long ago as the beginning of November.

This has given him ample time to get his fitness back and be ready to take part in competitive games.

Boro Primorac speaking to the Croatian press has said that Eduardo has been training at “full intensity” levels:

“Physically dudu looks very, very good. We are absolutely satisfied with this part. The most important thing is to begin playing in competitive games” he said to Sport Index.

This is obviously considered necessary for him to get back to match fitness but more importantly overcoming the fear of repeating the injury.

According to the Croatian press siting information obtained in England, Eduardo could be set to play for the reserves next Wednesday against Aston Villa (10.12.2008) and not wait for the Portsmouth reserve fixture six days later (Friday 16.12.2008).

If this is so it would give him an extra game under his belt.

It would also fit in with the Croatian press’s speculation that if all goes well Eduardo could be ready to be part of the squad for the big game against Liverpool at the Emirates on the 21st December.

The next available games would be five days later against Aston Villa away on Boxing Day and Portsmouth at the Emirates on the 28th of December.

Whichever game in December is finally chosen would mean that the initial forecasts for a possible return to action around Christmas would prove accurate.

Eduardo close to return as he joins first team squad for training


Anonymous said...

I think we need to be realistic - There is a chance he may never be the same player again.

Anonymous said...

There is no reason to think Eddie can't be the same player again. He wasn't blistering quick so there isn't the fear of him never getting his pace back.
By all accounts he has been razor sharp in training and as we saw last season give him a chance in front of goal and he is clinical.

I would suspet his comeback maybe 15 minutes at the end of the Pompey match and then maybe an hour from the start against Plymouth in the cup.

Anonymous said...

He wont play tonight because it is the Youth FA cup, which is isnt elligible for. I hope to get down to the Portsmouth match at Underhill in case he's there.

Anonymous said...

To anon 5.47

If you get to the Portsmouth game drop us your impressions of Eduardo's comeback and we will publish them here on Arsenal Analysis

Anonymous said...

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