By Giuseppe Muro

Eduardo has the mould of an Arsenal player according to Arsène Wenger.

The former Gunner never completely fulfilled the early potential he showed after setting the Premier League alight in his first season in England.

He scored 12 goals in 22 games and began to flourish, though Arsenal fans were left to wonder what might have been had he not been stopped in his prime by a serious injury.

"He just had the class of an Arsenal player. It is very difficult to quantify [how good he could have been for Arsenal]," said Wenger.

"I will be happy and sad to see Eduardo. I will be happy because he was always a fantastic boy with a fantastic mentality.

"I will also be sad because I worked very hard to get him here and he left with the feeling that he could not completely fulfil the promise he had in the first season.

"That was basically down to the fact he was injured for a long time and somebody else moved in front of him."

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