New deal for Ed, RVP walks and Gibbs ain't bad...

by CARL ELDRIDGE Eduardo signs a new deal, RVP is in good spirits following his bizarre ankle injury treatment and Kieron Gibbs will only miss two games after being crocked on England U-21 duty…curse of November? Pah!
The Daily Mail tells us that Eduardo has penned a contract extension with the Arsenal – who he calls the ‘best club in Europe’.
The Croatia striker, who has scored 18 goals in 48 appearances since signing for the Gunners from Dinamo Zagreb in July 2007, has sign
ed what Arsenal have described as ‘a new long-term contract’, adds the paper.
He said: ‘I am very pleased to have signed a new long contract with the club,’ said the Brazil-born goalscorer. I’m very happy and I hope to stay at Arsenal for as long as I can. This period is good for me now.’
How can we forget that Eduardo suffered a career-threatening double leg break in a challenge with Birmingham City’s Martin Taylor in February 2008, but was nursed back to action by Arsenal 12 months later.
‘I feel strong in my body and I feel ready to play 90 minutes every three days if it’s needed,’ he added.
Arsene Wenger has his say in the Sun: “We’re delighted Eduardo has signed a new, long-term contract. He is a special player with huge talent and natural goalscoring ability.
“We have also seen in his comeback from injury that Eduardo is a human being full of courage and commitment. We all look forward to enjoying his performances in an Arsenal shirt for a long time to come.”
And AW was also relieved to hear some good news about left-back Gibbs, the redtop adds.
The player suffered only severe bruising to the bones and soft tissue of his right foot during the England Under-21 clash in Lithuania and will be out for just two games – the league date with Sunderland and Euro clash against Standard Liege.
Already minus crocked Gael Clichy, Wenger feared Gibbs had broken his foot. But the player is expected back against Chelsea on Sunday week.
Back in the Mail, and they have a picture of a smiling RVP leaving the clinic in Belgrade where he has been having controversial treatment using a placenta suggests he is on the comeback trail.
Arsenal’s injured striker spent all of Wednesday afternoon having his damaged ankle ligaments tended by Serb housewife Mariana Kovacevic, using her unorthodox method of massaging placenta into the affected area.
Van Persie, who was originally ruled out for three months after a tackle in Holland’s friendly against Italy last Saturday, still left with a limp, adds the paper.
Okay, there is a bacon banjo and a mug of tea waiting for me so I’m off — have an Arsenal of a day!

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