Legia Warsaw have signed former Gunner Eduardo da Silva on a one-year deal. Eduardo returns to Europe after a spell with Atletico Paranaense in Brazil.
Legia Warsaw announced the signing on their website on Thursday, after Eduardo passed his medical earlier in the week. He’ll join up with his new club for their winter team camp in Florida this month.
The former Arsenal man told the Legia club website: “I know that only the victories count here. I played in great teams and I know what pressure I will face. I hope that my experience will help the team to win trophies.”
The 34-year-old spent three years at Arsenal between 2007 and 2010, and is still a popular figure with Gunners fans. The Brazilian helped the club on a title charge in his first season in England (2007/08).
But unfortunately, just as he was hitting his stride, Birmingham City’s Martin Taylor broke his leg, and the striker’s career in North London took a massive hit. Eduardo never managed to get back to the level he was at before that incident.
He ended up moving to Shakhtar Donetsk to rediscover his form, which he did successfully. The centre-forward even scored a couple of goals against Arsenal in Europe, which he refused to celebrate.
But the fans at the Emirates loved him so much they celebrated the goal for him. Hopefully he can get a few more goals for his new club this season.