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At last! Arsenal striker is back in action: Will he save the Gunners season?

It’s been a long road to recovery for this Arsenal player, after suffering a horrendous injury in February 2008. It’s clear that the Gunners have been missing him, ever since that fateful day at St Andrews, but it not seems as though this talented forward is ready to return and help the team challenge for honours.

Setanta report that Eduardo da Silva came off the bench for Croatia on Wednesday evening, playing for a full half hour during his country’s 2-1 win over Romania. The Arsenal number nine provided the assist for Niko Kranjcar’s winning goal.

Bilic stated before the game: “I am assured that Eduardo is in great shape. It’s clear to both Arsene Wenger and me that he can no longer make progress from practice only.”

News of Eduardo’s return will be warmly welcomed in North London as Arsenal seek to close the gap on Chelsea and Aston Villa and achieve Champions League qualification this season.

When hearing of Eduardo’s introduction, Arsene Wenger told TF1: “That is very good news.”

Are Arsenal supporters delighted to hear that Eduardo has finally played some senior football and seemingly suffered no ill effects? Can the striker help the Gunners land a top four finish in the Premier League this season? Perhaps even the FA Cup or even the Champions League?

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