The Croatian international moved to Arsenal from Dinamo Zagreb in 2007 and after a promising start to life in England, his career was derailed by a sickening leg break against Birmingham in February 2008 and eventually left the club to join Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010.
The 30 year old admits that he could be on the move this transfer window and revealed that he has kept in touch with Arsene Wenger since he left the club.
According to Sky Sports, he said:
I do not know anything about it, other than what I read in the media.
But of course, who would not like to go to Arsenal? Everybody knows that when I left, everything was done in a friendly manner.
We are still friends and after leaving I spoke several times with Arsene Wenger. I still have many friends in London but of course this does not mean that I will come back to Arsenal.
I would like to play more because of the World Cup. Inter Milan are a great club with great tradition. Who wouldn’t want to play for them?
The Italian league remains one of the most difficult and it is always hard to play against all teams in Serie A.
When he was at Arsenal his quality was instantly evident but an infamous tackle by Birmingham City’s Martin Taylor effectively destroyed his career at the Emirates just a year after he arrived. However in the time he was fully fit Eduardo showed some sublime touches and he was certainly a talent that adhered to the style of play associated with Arsene Wenger.
The Croatian has scored six goals in 16 appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk this season but with his contract expiring this summer, he could very well be on his way out of the club in January and for a fee potentially lower than his £3.5 million valuation.
He has plenty of top level experience in the Premier League and Champions League and although he might not be the kind of striker signing that fans would have hoped for, he could just be the ideal target to provide cover for Giroud, Bendtner and Theo Walcott.
He is 30 now, has lost a yard of pace and that little spark seemed to have disappeared but he is still one of the best finishers I have watched. He has some unfinished business at the Emirates and wouldn’t it be historic if he comes back and fires us to the title?
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