Arsenal’s Brazil-born Croatian striker Eduardo has finally completed his £6m move to Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk. His transfer to Shakhtar looked imminent over the last few days as it was earlier revealed that the two clubs agreed on a £6 million deal.
Eduardo joined Arsenal in 2007 in a move away from Dinamo Zagreb for £7.5 million. He just started showing his quality during the 2007-08 season, but a horrific leg injury in February 2008 left him in the sideline for around a year.
Eduardo returned in action in 2009, but could not regain his form throughout the last season. As a result, he fell down the pecking order, and the arrival of Marouane Chamakh this summer meant that his possibility of getting back a regular place in the Arsenal starting line up would have been subsided.
Arsenal’s current front line strikers are Robin van Persie, Arshavin, Chamakh and Nicklas Bendtnern and there is a possibility Arsene Wenger may bring in Nice striker Loic Remy whose recent form has attracted a number of European clubs.
After the signing of Lorient Koscielny, however, Arsenal’s priority now is to sign another central defender as well as goalkeeper, while the arrival of a creative midfielder is also a possibility.