Eduardo Ready To Step Into RvP’s Place
So RvP is going for the placenta and sweet potato mash, served with a nice Chianti to cure his ankle-aagh. Reports suggest that some colleagues at Feyenoord went to see the same quack and were cured in half the time that would have been required using conventional medicine.
It seems a bit Eileen Drewery to me but if it works, fair enough and my gast will be well and truly flabbered. It means that he can get the niggling strains that always seem to follow out of the way sooner, I guess.
Eduardo is looking forward to the coming weeks, one where he will seek to vindicate Arsene’s decision not to sign the myriad of strikers that the club was linked with during the summer.
This is the time where hacks will seek to capitalise on any failure by the Croat to score on a regular basis. The perceived frailties of the squad will once more be pushed forward as fact should Arsenal slip during van Persie’s absence. Eduardo though is ready for the moment where he can prove that Arsene was correct to sign him:
I’m feeling good. At the beginning of the season I had a few injury niggles but I am OK now and ready to help the team rise to the top of the table, as well as progress in the Champions League. We are doing very well at the moment and I hope we can produce a big surprise this year.
The boss knows our qualities and how they can fit into a formation. For me it is fine to play on the left or the right, no problem, the most important thing is to help the team and I feel good in those positions.
It is a formation that gives us more movement and more creativity through the middle, although it is not easy because we have to balance defence and attack and that can be difficult.
In the first instance, I should imagine that he is grateful to be playing at all due to the number of niggling injuries he has suffered since recovering from his broken leg. His willingness to play anywhere in the team, flexibility that all of the squad are having to show whether they like it or not.
That there is still a period of adjustment going on is reflected in his last observation. Whatever the solution is, the emphasis on attack will always render the defence exposed at some point in the game. The crucial element that the team has to continue to do is to put opponents under pressure the minute that they win possession.
This was a key feature of Barcelona’s success last season using the same formation. Equally, their defence suffered the same moments of pressure but it trophies were won because the midfield and attack helped to defend all over the pitch.
The footballing comedy moments are well and truly under way with reports this morning suggesting that both Real and Barcelona are to offer £60m for Cesc next summer. No doubt that will have dropped to £30m by the time the World Cup starts, rising as his performances confirm that he is the best central midfielder in the world game.
The same cannot be said for our former striker as he failed to produce the goods to take them to the World Cup finals. Utterly predictable is continued scorn felt by Emmanuel Adebayor. Hopefully at Christmas time the Manchester City players will have a Secret Santa. Might I suggest that whomever draws his name out of the hat pays for a course of Therapy that helps him get over the lack of love from Arsenal supporters because it isn’t going to get any better.
Posted on November 17, 2009, in Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Premiership, Soccer, Transfer Gossip and tagged Arsenal, eduardo, Football, Premier League, Robin van Persie, Soccer. Bookmark the permalink. 126 Comments.