Gunners clinch da Silva signing
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal have completed the signing of Eduardo da Silva from Dinamo Zagreb.Arsenal have completed the signing of Eduardo da Silva from Dinamo Zagreb.
The Croatian has signed a four-year deal at Emirates Stadium after Arsenal paid an undisclosed fee for his signature.
Arsenal announced they had agreed a deal with Dinamo on Monday and they have tied up the formalities of the transfer, with the move now just subject to a work permit being obtained.
The highly-rated striker will help fill the void left by Thierry Henry's departure to Barcelona last month.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger believes da Silva will prove a valuable addition to his squad for the coming season.
"We are delighted to have signed Eduardo da Silva," Wenger told the club's official website.
"He has great qualities and will integrate very well into our style of football. He is a very good finisher and although he is predominantly a striker, he is a very adaptable player.
"I have known about him for a while but his performances against us in last year's Champions League really showed what a dangerous player he is.
"Da Silva is a pacy, intelligent player. Also, he is hardworking and has a very good team ethic to his game.
"Eduardo will be a great asset for us and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us."
Brazilian-born da Silva expressed his delight at making the move to North London.
"I am so happy and proud to be joining Arsenal Football Club," said da Silva.
"Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world with many great players and I am looking forward to helping my new club challenge for trophies."