It is a little bit en vogue to criticise Eduardo at the moment.
“He’s a passenger” is the thing you hear the most these days. “He’ll never be the same as he was before his injury” is another thing you hear a lot, not to mention “He’s just not sharp enough anymore”.
However those comments tend to ignore the increasingly important contribution that Eduardo has made to the team over the past month.
You want evidence? Just read the words of Walter Broeckx from Untold Arsenal on the issue:
Let’s look at his contribution over the last games over the last month. Against Hull he scored our second goal that made us certain the game was ours. In the game at Portsmouth he scored the first goal with a deflected free kick.
In the West Ham game he made the winning goal and that is all you can expect from a striker I would think. In the Everton game he hadn’t the best game of his life but who from our players had ? And in the last game at Bolton he gave both assists to our goals and was called a passenger by some pundit.
So three goals in the last month, the same number in assists over that period. Well dear pundit and moaning fans, I think it is good value for money.”
Three goals and three assists is indeed a good return for a month’s worth of football even if he doesn’t always look to be contributing much.
A couple of weeks ago I predicted Eduardo to enter a purple patch and go on a goal rush. While that hasn’t quite happened just yet the signs are still good that such form is just around the corner.
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