Arsenal’s Eduardo admits to a disappointing season

Arsenal forward Eduardo accepts things have not gone smoothly this season.

The 27-year-old Croatian has battled back from a career-threatening injury after suffering a broken leg and ankle at Birmingham during February 2008.

However, the former Dinamo Zagreb striker has struggled for consistency and has often been used as a substitute.

While frustrated his goal tally has not been what it could, the Croatian is content to have made a positive contribution.

"I am happy because I have played in some games, but also disappointed because I missed a lot of opportunities," Eduardo told Arsenal TV Online.

"But that is normal and I have been doing very well for the team. Maybe I have been playing like that this season - more than a goalscorer."

Eduardo continued: "I prefer to play on the left or the right than in the centre, but the boss will decide.

"Usually when we play with two strikers - that is easier.

"But wherever the boss puts me, I will play, and as a team we can improve for next season."

After being out the game the best part of a year, Eduardo maintains it is understandable his body sometimes needs a bit longer to recover full match sharpness.

"I have had a couple of muscle injuries this season, and been out for a few weeks," he said. "So maybe my body was not ready because I had been out with a long injury and needed maybe one week more to get 100% fit."

 
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