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Eduardo delighted to hit first Arsenal goal

Eduardo da Silva was delighted to grab his first competitive goal for Arsenal in this week's Champions League victory over Sparta Prague.

Eduardo, who pointed out he had already scored twice at the Emirates - once in a pre-season tournament last month and before that for Dinamo Zagreb against Arsenal last season - said: "I'm very happy and very relieved but my hope now is not to stop here and keep on getting goals.

"I know it is impossible for me to think about taking the place of Thierry Henry. It would be impossible even for one of the best strikers in the world to match what he has achieved.

"But I think I made a big mark in Croatia and I intend to leave my mark here at Arsenal as well.

"I have not set any targets because I am still settling into the team and all I am aiming to do is to help Arsenal have success in the Champions League and the Premier League.

"The manager and all the coaches are just telling me to relax and play my natural game.

"I don't know what the team can achieve but nothing is impossible.

"I will find out what the strengths of the other teams are because I have only just arrived but we are united in our spirit here and you could see that the way the players who all knew it was my first goal celebrated with me. It was a nice feeling."

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