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Eck: Eduardo incident wrecked both Birmingham, Arsenal seasons

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is convinced Arsenal's season fell apart at St Andrews last season.

McLeish believes Eduardo's horrific injury at Birmingham probably cost Arsenal the Premier League title - and his own team's survival in the top flight.

"We were affected as much as Arsenal were and it was without doubt a factor in both our seasons," insisted McLeish, whose side went down on the final day of the season.

"When Martin (Taylor) came back I didn't think he was quite himself and I think he was also affected as much as Arsenal.

"It wasn't the Martin who had been playing previously before the Eduardo incident."

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