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Hill-Wood Happy/ More Signings?

I don't think a single Arsenal fan could have predicted the signing of Eduardo Da Silva frome Dinamo Zagreb yesterday.

But the fact he's unheard of in England is not a problem for most Arsenal fans, even though they were hoping for a massive signing.

His goal record, albeit it in a league with a much lower standard than the Premiership, speaks for it's self.

As I do, Peter Hill-Wood has faith in Arsene Wenger, and believes that the manager may have pulled off another master stroke. Speaking to The Daily Star The Arsenal Chairman said: 'He's a very highly-regarded player and he's been bought to score goals.

'Arsene is full of surprises and he knows what he's doing. This player is certainly better than some of the forwards we've been linked with.
(anyone think he may be hinting at his best mate Anelka there?)

Hill-Wood went on to say that although he hopes for more goals from midfield next season, he believes that Da Silva can bring those sometimes illusive goals to the team.

'Scoring goals was a bit of a problem last season but hopefully we'll also have a few more from midfield.

'Arsene has unearthed a few gems before with players who have not been particularly well-known and we hope it continues.'

Then Peter came out with my favrouite quote of the summer: 'As always with Arsene there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes.' Sounds like a hint that more singings may be imminent.

To quote Mr Burns... 'Eeeeeexcellent.'

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Tuesday July 3 2007
Time: 11:14AM


Da silva is definitely what we have been missing for a season or two, the approach play has been fantastic, but as we all know with little end product (although we did score 3rd highest goals!!) It may be a step up, but often its how the team plays and integrates you, he'll fit in nicely I think and I wager he'll score a minimum of 18-22 goals next season. As stated Arsene likes to unearth little gems. All we need know for definite is an out and out winger, then I'd be happy.
03/07/2007 11:36:00
We are looking forward to those things happening behind the scenes
03/07/2007 11:39:00
That's a bold bet Harry! I'd say around 15 goals would be a good return for him next season, with it being his first in the Premierhsip and all. I'd be delighted if he could score 20+ goals next season though.
03/07/2007 11:42:00
Yep another master stroke from AW
03/07/2007 11:44:00
If he stays in the box and put away the chances we creat then I wouldnt be surprised if he scores 20 next season
03/07/2007 11:45:00
seem to be having a few issues posting on here so if my message appears more than once i apologise!
03/07/2007 11:47:00
Simmy8 I can see why you think that and with most new players in other clubs it would be a tall order, but I am thinking of our general play and how many chances we create as a team, I was actually been a tad conservative allowing for his first season anyway. Any less than 18 and I'd be very surprised.
03/07/2007 12:10:00
Wenger has always liked to have a few left footers like Da Silva in the team and I think it works well, gives a different dimension. I definitely think Fabregas can score 10 goals next season, as can Rosicky. I don't see Hleb improving much but I don't care because I think he is great for us in our build up play anyway. The only thing I'm gutted about is that, given Wenger's prowess in spotting young talent, why couldn't we have got Messi or Kaka! Let's hope he finds the next one...
03/07/2007 12:15:00
My heart says 18 too, because like Harry, I agree he will integrate with our squad. While I am optimistic, and I don't want to rain on the parade here, but I feel the need to see him play for a few weeks before I can dispel the little Kezman-style doubts in the back of my mind.
03/07/2007 12:18:00
It does indeed sound hopeful. I don't expect us to sign anyone else other than Sagna though. Let's hope I'm proved wrong!!
03/07/2007 12:21:00
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