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Arsenal's fit-again Eduardo targets FA Cup comeback

Eduardo da Silva is targeting an FA Cup comeback with Arsenal.

The Croatia striker played his first game after 10 months out with a broken leg in the reserves' 2-0 win over Portsmouth at Barnet on Tuesday night.

Eduardo was happy to have finally got 45 minutes of competitive action under his belt again, coming off at half-time as a precaution after feeling a twinge in his hamstring.

The 25-year-old - signed from Dinamo Zagreb in a £7.5million deal in July 2007 - is clearly taking it one step at a time following a remarkable recovery from what at the time looked a potentially career-ending injury.

However, Eduardo feels a first-team comeback for the game against Coca-Cola Championship side Plymouth in a fortnight's time could be a realistic target.

"I hope I can do more, and that next time will be better," Eduardo told Arsenal TV.

"I just felt something in my hamstring, but in two weeks, I will be all right.

"I need more training and games, and if everything is okay, then hopefully in two weeks I will be ready to play.

"I just want to play like I did before, but maybe I can be better."

Eduardo continued: "The injury was very hard for me, but I have had to forget everything bad in my life and went to do some treatment in Brazil where I saw my family and friends, which helped make me strong.

"The Arsenal fans and also in Croatia pushed me on. I have to thank all the medical staff as well."

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