Eduardo makes Arsenal visit

Injured striker heads to training ground

Injured striker Eduardo da Silva has paid a visit to his Arsenal team-mates at the club's London Colney training ground.

The Croatia international is facing at least nine months on the sidelines after suffering a fractured leg and dislocated ankle in a challenge by Martin Taylor in the 2-2 draw with Birmingham at St Andrews on 23rd February.

Eduardo is in the very early stages of his recovery, but took the time to visit the squad as they prepared for Saturday's clash with Middlesbrough.

Manager Arsene Wenger was delighted to see the forward and is confident he can overcome the horrific injury and make a full recovery.


The Frenchman said: "He came in and it was fantastic. He looked good. He is positive in his mind and a strong boy mentally.

"Of course we are sad to lose him for the season. But we are all pleased at the way he is dealing with it.

"Everybody who has been in this situation knows how difficult this is to take."