Eduardo looking to move forward

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Eduardo does not want to think about the horror tackle that almost ended his career - and is purely focused on getting back on the field with Arsenal as soon as possible.

It is almost a year since the Croatian was left with a broken leg and dislocated ankle by Birmingham defender Martin Taylor.

Following a spell of rehabilitation back in his native Brazil, the former Dinamo Zagreb striker has already returned to action for the Gunners' reserve side ahead of schedule and is set to feature for Croatia in Wednesday's friendly against Romania.

Eduardo was named on the bench in the Barclays Premier League draw against Tottenham last Sunday, although he did not play.

The 25-year-old feels his return to action with the Arsenal first team is imminent, and prefers to focus on that rather than recall any painful memories of events at St Andrews.

"I don't even remember it - and I don't want to either. I have not seen any footage of the incident, and I don't want to," Eduardo told Arsenal TV Online. "At this stage, for me I am focused on the future. The past is the past and I am looking ahead."

The Croatia international, though, bears no grudge against Taylor.

"He sent an e-mail to someone at the club wishing me well [ahead of my return for the reserves], and I am thankful for him doing that," Eduardo said.

Eduardo has been throwing himself into training sessions - and revealed there has been no suggestion of a 'soft touch' approach from his team-mates.

"No-one is really going in for hard challenges, but at the same time it is important they did not make it any easier for me and I think they achieved that," he said. "They found a balance between not being too hard and also not being too soft on me."

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