Arsenal's fit-again Eduardo targets FA Cup comeback

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

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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