Shakhtar star Eduardo: Arsenal fans backing me to score at Chelsea

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Eduardo is excited to be returning to London for their Champions League clash at Chelsea.

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Eduardo is excited to be returning to London for their Champions League clash at Chelsea.

Croatian international Eduardo netted 22 times in 67 games for Arsenal and is still admired by the Gunners fans, who remember his instinctive goalscoring ability and infectious smile.

“I always love to come back to London,” Eduardo told the Sunday Mirror. “It is a special place for me and, hopefully, I will see a few old friends.

“Going to Stamford Bridge, the home of the European champions, is a great ­opportunity to show how strong Shakhtar are. Of course, I still watch the Premier League and follow Arsenal’s results, and sometimes I do wonder whether I could have stayed in England longer.

“But I am now in my third season at Shakhtar and I have enjoyed my time at the club. It has gone very well for me.

“It was hard to leave Arsenal, but I wanted to go to a team to play and score goals, and I have done that at Shakhtar.

“I am a Shakhtar player and an Arsenal fan. I try to watch all the Arsenal games, either on the television or the internet.

“I know if I score against ­Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the Arsenal fans will be very pleased.

“Who knows what will ­happen in the future? I am very happy at Shakhtar and I enjoy myself here, but you never know – maybe one day I will play in England again.”

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