Eduardo ready for Arsenal return

Arsenal’s Croatian striker Eduardo, who suffered a horrific leg injury nearly 12 months ago at Birmingham that could have ended his career, insists he is ready to return to first-team action for the Gunners.

The 25-year-old Croatian international, who bagged 12 goals in 31 competitive matches for Arsene Wenger's side last season before his infamous clash with Birmingham's Martin Taylor, completed 90 minutes for the reserves against Stoke on Wednesday and is now targeting an appearances for Arsenal in Sunday’s FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Cardiff City.

"I feel much stronger than I have and I am very happy now," Eduardo told the club's official website. "I think I am ready for the first-team, but you would have to ask the boss.

"I feel very well and I am training hard every day. Of course I want to come back quick and strong. Now, every game for me is a big step. In my head and everything I am ready. I am just waiting for my chance."

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