Eduardo plays down Arsenal return


Former Gunner Eduardo da Silva has played down any potential return to Arsenal. After media stories linked him with a move back to the Emirates, the Crozilian said, “I do not know anything about it, other than what I read in the media.

“But of course, who would not like to go to Arsenal? Everybody knows that when I left, everything was done in a friendly manner.

“We are still friends and after leaving I spoke several times with Arsene Wenger. I still have many friends in London but of course this does not mean that I will come back to Arsenal.”

Indeed, and the reason he was let go was because of how badly that injury impacted him and his ability to play at Premier League level.

Not much will have changed in that regard over the last few seasons, but he remains, rightly, a popular character amongst Arsenal fans who cheered his goal for Shaktar in the Champions League two seasons ago.

Meanwhile, there have been whispers that Ju-Young Park could be on his way back to Ligue 1 with former Champions Montpellier interested in a loan deal until the end of the season.

Given the only way he’s going to play at Arsenal is if all other strikers, and possibly some midfielders too, contract bubonic plague, it would be a decent move for him.

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