Goals, Goals, Goals!
Well Arsene has done it again.
He’s bought a player and no-one had any idea it was going to happen. Arsene Wenger is the ultimate stealth in the transfer market – and we all know Arsenal.com only report on completed deals and not speculation!
So who is this new signing?
Well it’s the Brazilian-born and Croatian International Eduardo da Silva, who gave Arsenal a scare last season when he scored the first European goal at the Emirates for Dinamo Zagreb – finishing off Toure’s failed interception and slotting past Almunia in the Champions League Qualifier last August.
He’s also 24 years old, the sort of age Wenger likes to bring in talent.
And Dinamo Zagreb President has said on record that the deal is Â£16.24 million although there are reports that he was mis-translated and the fee is closer to Â£8 million. He’ll be joining on a 4 year deal subject to a medical.
His record for the Croatian National team is 7 goals in 12 games which isn’t bad, but he also finished last season with a record 34 goals in the Croatian league – which is quite impressive.
Just take a look at his goals in the video link below.
It might not be the big summer signing of Torres or E’eto that a lot of Arsenal fans had probably been hoping for but I for one am excited about what this guy is capable of.
You might knock the Croatian league, but notching up 34 goals shows that he has at least the natural goalscoring ability that will be vital in converting the numerous chances Arsenal make every game.
That was a big problem last season.
Wenger obviously believes this guy is good enough for Arsenal and the Premiership and who are we to disagree?
The main thing is that we all give this guy a chance.
He might be coming from Croatia but they beat England in the qualifiers – and ‘Dudu’ scored the opening goal in that match. Scoring against Paul Robinson before even joining – that’s a big plus in my book!
Another interesting story is that Fabregas’ agent Joseba Diaz has outlined the little Spaniards desire to stay at the club, but also pointed out Arsenal are going to buy a lot of good players. Does he know something we don’t?
It could be just hearsay but who knows?
Video: Eduardo da Silva’s Goals 2006/2007 (YouTube – click here)