Date: 3rd July 2007 at 2:14pm
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Arsenal today completed the deal to bring Eduardo ‘Dudu’ Da Silva to Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.

The deal was confirmed by the club yesterday, subject to a medical. The Croatian striker today signed for his new club, subject to getting international clearance.

The two-time title winning striker scored 73 goals for his now former employers in 100 games.

Speaking to boss Arsene Wenger said: ‘We are delighted to have signed Eduardo Da Silva. He has great qualities and will integrate very well into our style of football.’

The Brazilian-born forward is clearly lethal infront of goal, but Wenger hinted he may use him in other posistions.

‘He is a very good finisher and although he is predominantly a striker, he is a very adaptable player.

‘I have known about him for a while but his performances against us in last year’s Champions League really showed what a dangerous player he is.

‘Eduardo will be a great asset for us and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us.’

Eduardo himself again expressed his joy at being given a chance at a club as big as Arsenal: ‘I am so happy and proud to be joining Arsenal Football Club.

Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world with many great players and I am looking forward to helping my new club challenge for trophies.’

Eduardo will wear the NO.9 shirt formally worn by Jose reyes and Julio Baptista. Let’s hope his time at the club is better than that had by Jose and Julio.


61 Replies to “Arsenal Complete Dudu Signing”

  • Lets not get too excited and wait until the work permit comes through, we could always bribe one of the immigration officers 😀

  • Let’s keep our fingers crossed about the work permit but I’m sure it’ll be fine as he plays regularly for both club and country.

    Lol mish.

  • His name doesnt start with a J, that has to be some type of good omen for the cursed shirt, it doesnt imply jinx

  • from what ive seen he is definately a striker. versatile or not, his best attribute has to be out and out goalscoring so i hope he stays a striker.

  • since he’s left footed therz every chance he might have to compensate on the wings sometimes but anyway. WELCOME TO THE HOME OF FOOTBALL EDUARDO!!!

  • Hopefully by the end of next season the spuds will be sick of the sight of Dudu……..again!

  • it seems this wont be the last time we hear abt dinamo zagreb….i just heard that arsene is also interested in their wingerOgnjen Vukojevic…..cqan somebody throw any light on this…….and on this player?

  • Now that the Blades appeal has been dismissed, Tevez could be staying with the Hammers and once again the Boss was ready and proven what a great boss he is by signing Eduardo,

  • AW scouting secret revealed:
    Go check out the latest Player of the Year from Eastern European leagues every year. Those players between 21-25 who won the awards are our potential ‘big’ signings – eg Hleb, Rosicky, Dudu. As for youth signings, I haven’t figure out yet. I hope Le Boss buys Kompany to strengthen the defence as he was a former winner.

  • Be back forever Goofle. This season looks promising and I dont think we will feel TH’s absence at all.

  • It seems that everyone had jumped to the conclusion that we will definitely finish either 4th or 5th (including Merson) even before the 07/08 season begins. It’s up to us to prove them wrong. Rectify our defensive deficiency on set pieces & waste less chances, we are up for the title I believe

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