Eduardo set to leave Gunners


Striker Eduardo Da Silva is set to leave Arsenal and join Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Croatia international joined the Gunners in July 2007 from Dinamo Zagreb but his time in England turned sour after a career-threatening leg injury.

Eduardo struggled to make a full comeback from a horrific broken leg and dislocated ankle injury picked up while playing against Birmingham City in February 2008.

The 27-year-old returned to first-team action 12 months later and was handed a new long-term contract, but started just 13 Premier League games last season and scored just two league goals.

"We wanted to buy Eduardo before he moved to Arsenal," explained Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu.

"Not everything went his way last season, but he is still a player of very high quality – a real marksman.

"Yes, he had a serious injury, we are aware of the risk, but at the same time we realise he can give a lot to Shakhtar. We expect a lot from Eduardo."

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