Eduardo 'ready' to return
Injured striker waiting for first-team opportunity
Last Updated: January 22, 2009 2:35pm
Eduardo: Feels fit
Arsenal striker Eduardo believes he is 'ready' to return to first-team football but accepts the decision rests with Arsene Wenger.
The Brazilian-born Croatia international has not been available to his manager since suffering a sickening broken leg in the Premier League clash with Birmingham last February.
However, Eduardo completed his first 90 minutes for the Gunners' reserve side on Wednesday and the 25-year-old feels fit and is waiting for his chance.
"I think I am ready for the first team but you would have to ask the boss," he told Arsenal's official website.
"I feel very well and I'm 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 happy with the 90 minutes tonight on a very hard pitch with all the hard rain. I needed time in the reserves to get my match fitness back.
"But playing my first game for the first team, I am ready now and I am just waiting for my chance."