Some stories have that feel good factor, like a Ron Howard movie or an episode of Willo-the-wisp. This one genuinely got this reporter welling up inside.
Eduardo made an emotional return to the Emirates ahead of the recent Barclays Premier League game with Middlesbrough.
It was clearly an experience that made an impact on the Croatian who said: “When everyone started clapping I felt like crying. I actually cried inside, but didn’t allow the tears to go down my face. It gave me the confidence and strength to come back even stronger.” (Arsenal TV)
I think this goes to show just how positive an influence true fans can be to a footballer. Clearly Gunners fans appreciate the bravery that the Cro-zillian has shown following that horror lunge and it’s always good to see supporters showing their support for a fallen team member. I am sure Eduardo will come back fighting fit and raring to help Arsenal to some silverware.