By Richard Clarke
Eduardo is set to make his Arsenal debut against Fulham on
Sunday if he shakes off a minor ankle problem.
At his usual Friday press conference, Arsène Wenger confirmed that Emmanuel Adebayor (groin) would be joining Gilberto (fatigue) on the sidelines for the season opener at Emirates Stadium. That opens the door for the 24-year-old signed from Dinamo Zagreb if he can shake off his own injury.
The manager said: "Gilberto is not ready, Adebayor is not fit but it should be a question of days for him. Eduardo has a small ankle problem and has a test on Saturday morning. He has more chance to play than not to play.
"Certainly I would not be scared to play him. Maybe he will need a little bit of time but he is a fighter. He has the ability to score goals, he is quick and a team player so you are never scared to put in these players."