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Eddie Joins Shakhtar To Rediscover Form

Eddie Joins Shakhtar To Rediscover Form

So what had been red hot rumour for the last couple of days has become reality. Eduardo Da Silva has left Arsenal and join Shakhtar Donetsk.

Dudu had been on the fringes ever since his return from his horrific injury suffered at the studs of the then Birmingham defender, Martin Taylor, with poor form and a mis-match in Wenger's new system being a step too far for Eduardo to make it back into the starting line up and fully complete his rehabilitation.

Much has been made of the Crozillian since his return, but that's for another day and another article, I'd just like to wish Eddie all the best at his new club and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that more than anything I hope you find your touch that was so brutally kicked out of you on that fateful day at St Andrews.

Good luck buddy.

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Date:Wednesday July 21 2010
Time: 6:33PM


Likewise, sir. I wish Dudu all the very best at his new club, I think I speak for a lot of gooners when I say we were robbed of someone who could have made a very positive contribution to our club. I'm just glad that your still able to play, following that horrific tackle from cave troll in a blue strip.
»»Arsene Knows««
21/07/2010 18:48:00
I too am sad to see him go but the writing was on the wall when Chamakh arrived. I have to say I think Eddie could've moved to a more prestigious league. I wonder if he plans to stay there long term or whether he wants to go and prove himself, bang in some goals and earn another move?
Little Dutch
21/07/2010 18:53:00
Good luck indeed to Eduardo! Nobody deserves some luck more than this guy. Top man. I'm struggling not to think 'what if' cos he's such a special player. It's good for his health and career to start again outside of England. All the best Eddy!! (Hey and it's been a while, hello Wingers!!)
21/07/2010 18:54:00
A very sad day for us Gooners but perhaps this move is for the best as far as Eddy is concerned as he needs to recapture his confidence and form and the Ukraine may be a good place to do that. I hope he rediscovers the form and predatory instinct in front of goal that we were beginning to see prior to his injury and truly prospers. Thanks Eduardo and all the best in Ukraine. Hopefully one day in the C/L he will return to the Emirates with Shaktar and will receive a standing ovation as he truly deserves it for having the character to come back from such a horrific injury.
21/07/2010 19:18:00
All the very best Eduardo. We love you and wish you the very best in everything you do.
21/07/2010 19:32:00
I echo those sentiments. Its such shame that it happened to such a good bloke. Injury or no injury, though, I don't think he could've played successfully in our 4-3-3, so the regret has to be lessened a bit from that. What does worry me a bit though is what Ramsey may think of this news. With all the talk of 'just be strong and you'll come back like Eduardo', and now that man himself having gone to the Ukranian League, it must be a bit disconcerting. His playing style is less dynamic than Dudu's though, so hopefully he won't be too put off.
21/07/2010 20:04:00
Good for Eduardo to escape the shores of Taylor, Shawcross, Pulis Gang, and the Aladyce plot. Hope to hear more about his goals in Ukraine.
21/07/2010 20:08:00
Very sad. Still thought he deserved one more season to prove Arsene wrong. All the best Dudu, you were a top top man.
21/07/2010 21:38:00
Saddened like everyone else. Truly believed he was going to be an Arsenal great and prove himself to be one of the best strikers around. So saddening.
21/07/2010 22:15:00
Hope he gets back to top form and is once again the ice cold finisher that we all marvelled at. Top man and a credit to his family and profession.
21/07/2010 22:33:00
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