The former Arsenal striker, Eduardo, has said that Arsene Wenger has made a big mistake by selling Robin Van Persie and Alex Song this summer. Eduardo said that Persie and Song were the vital players of the Arsenal side and he is not sure if Arsenal would be able to perform well in the absence of these two players. Arsenal’s performance in the last season was very good and the team finished at no. 3 in the Premier League. Persie and Song played a major role in Arsenal’s brilliant performance in the last season. Persie scored 37 goals and assisted in 13 goals, while, Song assisted in 16 goals. But, both these players have left the club this summer. Persie has been sold to Manchester United, while, Song has joined Barcelona.
Eduardo himself had played for Arsenal for three years between 2007 and 2010. He took transfer to Shakhtar Donetsk 2 years ago. In the three seasons that he played for Arsenal, Eduardo featured in 67 games and scored 22 goals. He also had to struggle with severe leg injury during his tenure at Arsenal. Eduardo has also denied the rumors of his transfer to Fulham. Eduardo made it clear that he has no plans in his mind to leave the Ukrainian club, Shakhtar Donetsk, this summer. His contract would get finished after two years and after that, he would decide about his future.
However, Eduardo said that the other teams should not take Arsenal lightly in Persie’s absence. Arsenal still has some very good players in its squad and it is still a decent team. As per Eduardo, when Fabregas and Nasri had left Arsenal last year, many experts had said that Arsenal would not be able to finish in top 4 in the Premier League. But, the team proved its critics wrong by finishing at no. 3. So, the other teams should be careful against Arsenal in the upcoming season.