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Shakhtar swoop for Arsenal's Eduardo

FC Shakhtar Donetsk have signed Eduardo from fellow group-stage entrants Arsenal FC for a reported fee of €7.5m, the Croatian international striker joining on a four-year contract.

Eduardo has signed a four-year contract with Shakhtar
Eduardo has signed a four-year contract with Shakhtar ©FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Croatian international striker Eduardo has moved from Arsenal FC to fellow UEFA Champions League group-stage contenders FC Shakhtar Donetsk on a four-year deal.

Eduardo joins the Ukrainian titleholders, who have four points from their opening two fixtures of the new domestic season, for a reported fee of €7.5m. The former NK Dinamo Zagreb forward linked up with Arsène Wenger's side in 2007 but played just 41 league games, scoring eight goals, with his appearances curtailed by a broken leg suffered in February 2008. The injury sidelined him for more than 12 months.

The 27-year-old Brazilian-born front man featured in 24 Premier League matches last term, and had signed a new contract at the Arsenal Stadium in November. He will now represent Shakhtar rather than the Gunners in the UEFA Champions League group stage, however, with the draw to be made in Monaco on 26 August.