Arsenal’s ex striker Eduardo believes the Gunners need someone to win them the valuable points Van Persie used to..and he believes it can be him.
The Croatian international who now ply’s his trade with Shakhtar Donetsk moved from North London in 2010 due to a series of lackluster displays after recovering from his horrific leg break in 2008.
The Brazil-born Croatia striker feels it was a ‘big mistake’ to sell Robin van Persie and Alex Song this summer, as selling their top performers every season is a reoccurring trend for the Gunners now. Eduardo also admitted he misses the Premier League and wishes he will one day return. He even went as far to say that he can be the difference in scoring vital goals for the club.
He told BBC Sport:
It is a big mistake to sell them – they were the most important players last season. But they have other quality players to stay as a big club at the top.
Every player comes to Arsenal as a simple player and Arsenal make them into a big player.
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But they can’t keep everyone together to fight for titles. Every year it’s similar – they lose players, buy players, make them class players and the next year they sell again. They are always in the same place.
Van Persie and Song were the key players last season. They held the team. When you lose two players like that, your chance of finishing in the top four is less.
But Arsenal still have a good team and I’m confident they will do well. Last year when they lost Nasri and Fabregas, everyone thought they would not finish in the top four but they did.
So when the season finishes, we’ll see if it was a mistake or not. It’s very sad to lose two big players like that but we must respect the new players and believe they can keep Arsenal at the top.
It would be nice if they wanted me to join again. If I played for Arsenal now I could score some important goals from nothing – in games like Sunderland, when it’s 0-0 and you score the only goal. My studying of the game is like that.
I can give you a lot of important points. I think Arsenal are missing some players like that. You never know.
When you’ve played in the Premier League, you sometimes miss the atmosphere in the stadiums and the playing style. I miss this and hope one day I will come back.
I can certainly agree with some of the points Eduardo made, but he is not the answer to our lack of goals in the Sunderland match. Podolski and Giroud are better strikers than the Croatian forward and they will be more clinical as the season unfolds. There is so much hype in the media over Arsenal’s current striking options, yes it would be great to have more depth and at least one more come in to bolster options, but the two main men we have right now will be prolific.
Also Cazorla will be able to contribute more goals from the midfield this season as he can finish unlike Ramsey and Rosicky, and just like Fabregas used too which will take some of the pressure off the strikers. It was a nice gesture from Eduardo to say he would love to return, but it will not be happen.
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