Saturday, 5 December 2009


Following injuries to Robin Van Persie and Nikolas Bendtner it was believed Croatian international striker Eduardo Da Silva would finally get a run in the Arsenal side. However disappointing performances against Sunderland and Chelsea has left Arsene Wenger pondering a move for a new striker in the transfer market as his side were accused on being lightweight. In truth Eduardo has performed well alongside the tall more powerful Bendtner and Van Persie, but struggles to fill the role when used up on his own.

Eduardo goals have not flowed as much as he'd liked this season with just the 2 in 10 league appearences. The 26 year old has been reduced to cameo roles which with Wenger under increasing pressure to deliver a trophy could be the maximum he can hope for. Youngsters Carlos Vela and Jay Simpson are also keen to make a breakthrough into the first team and are currently blocked by the presence of Eduardo. There is no question Eduardo still has the talent to deliver for Croatia and for any club of the size of from Tottenham to Sevilla and Porto, but Eduardo's recent struggle could encourage Wenger to move for a player of the standard of Bosnia Herzegovina's Edin Dzeko or Brazil's Luis Fabiano who both possess the physical presence which Wenger is looking for.