Eduardo joy at Arsenal return

Gunners favourite looking forward to facing former club

Eduardo: Gunners favourite

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Eduardo is looking forward to playing against former club Arsenal after new side Shakhtar Donetsk were drawn alongside them in UEFA Champions League Group H.

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The Croatia international left the Gunners in the summer, after joining the club from Dinamo Zagreb in 2007.

Eduardo, who scored 20 goals for Arsenal, suffered a serious leg break during his time at Emirates Stadium, and his recovery earned him a place in the hearts of Gunners fans.

The 27-year-old is now looking forward to his return to North London, while he believes Shakhtar and Arsenal are likely to progress from Group A which also includes Braga and FK Partizan.

He said: "I always had a feeling that Arsenal and Shakhtar would be drawn together in the same group.

"It will be fantastic for me to come back to a club I will always love and respect, to see all my old team-mates and to play again in front of the best fans in England.

"In my opinion, Arsenal and Shakhtar are the favourites to go through."

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