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Eduardo signs long-term contract and vows to end Gunners trophy drought

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18 Nov 2009 17:50:18

Eduardo signs long-term contract and vows to end Gunners trophy drought

Eduardo has signed a contract extension with Arsenal - who he calls the 'best club in Europe'. The Croatia striker, who has scored 18 goals in 48 appearances since signing for the Gunners from Dinamo Zagreb in July 2007, has signed what Arsenal have described as 'a new long-term contract'. Eduardo, who at the weekend was linked with a move to Liverpool, has now set his sights on ending a trophy drought with the Gunners that dates back to the 2005 FA Cup triumph. Hot shot: Eduardo scores a sublime goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers 'I am very pleased to have signed a new long contract with the club,' said the Brazil-born goalscorer. 'I'm very happy and I hope to stay at Arsenal for as long as I can. This period is good for me now.' Eduardo suffered a career-threatening double leg break in a challenge with Birmingham City's Martin Taylor in February 2008, but was nursed back to action by Arsenal 12 months later. 'I feel strong in my body and I feel ready to play 90 minutes every three days if it's needed,' he said. Distant memory: Eduardo's suffered a double leg-break from this tackle by Birmingham's Martin Taylor in February last year 'I went to Croatia last week and everybody was telling me Arsenal play the best football in Europe at the moment. I agree with that. 'We feel we are strong now this season and we're all going to give everything to win trophies.' Arsene Wenger will be asking even more of Eduardo as he faces the next six weeks without the injured Robin van Persie. And the French boss said: 'We're delighted that Eduardo has signed a new long-term contract with us. Beach volley: Eduardo scores against Burnley in March with the ankle he injured at St Andrew's 13 months previously 'Eduardo is a special player with huge talent and natural goal scoring ability, and we're all so happy that he has committed his future to Arsenal Football Club. 'We have also seen in his come back from injury, Eduardo is a human being full of courage, bravery and commitment. 'His full recovery from this injury is a testament to Eduardo's character. We all look forward to enjoying Eduardo's performances in an Arsenal shirt for a long time to come.'  Gibbs is added to Arsenal's growing injury list as Wenger turns to SilvestreFive follow Van Persie: Man City and Liverpool stars fly out for placenta 'cure'Arsenal stars use animal magic to help Great Ormond Street HospitalCompetition: Win tickets to see Arsenal v Standard LiegeARSENAL FC


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