Monday, July 19, 2010

Shakhtar Donetsk Trailed Eduardo

Arsenal striker Eduardo is on the verge of leaving Emirates Stadium for Shakhtar Donetsk in a £6 million deal, according to reports in the British and Croatian press.

Eduardo remains a target for Aston Villa and Besiktas but Shakhtar, backed by billionaire chairman Rinat Akhmetov, are hoping to lure the Brazilian-born Croatia international with Champions League football and wages of around £50,000-a-week.

Eduardo did not feature in Arsenal's 4-0 pre-season win over Barnet on Saturday and with Robin van Persie back to full fitness and new signing Marouane Chamakh now at the club, as well as Andrei Arshavin and Nicklas Bendtner intensifying the competition for places, Eduardo may find it difficult to win a regular spot in the starting line-up.

Shakhtar are also believed to be in the hunt for Robinho, Luis Suarez and Oscar Cardozo as they seek a top marksman to spearhead their European challenge this season

Since joining Arsenal from Dinamo Zagreb in 2007, Eduardo, 27, has played 41 times in three years for the Gunners in the Premier League, finding the net on eight occasions.

Is that necessary for Eduardo to leave Emirates Stadium? What say you Gooners??

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