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Arsene Wenger has revealed that crocked striker Eduardo da Silva could be set for a return to action in the next couple of weeks, and will start off playing in the reserves before being recalled to the Arsenal first team.
Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva has been dealt a bitter blow in his comeback from injury at the Gunners, as it appears that the player has been told that he will probably be unlikely to return to action until September.
Birmingham City will be hoping their off field troubles will not aggrevate their form on the pitch as the St. Andrews outfit look to survive in the Premiership for another season, meanwhile Everton know a victory could still help them toward Champions League qualification.
Another crucial relegation battle ensues today at the Madjeski Stadium this afternoon as the Royals host Birmingham City. Reading have lost nine of eleven games, whilst Birmingham have struggled for wins, their only one in eleven being against Tottenham on March 1st.
The FA have rejected FIFA's call to increase Birmingham defender Martin Taylor's ban from three games to more, with the FA insisting that it would be unreasonable. Taylor's wreckless challenge leaves Arsenal striker Eduardo battling to save his career.
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has blasted the three match ban that Martin Taylor received for injurying Eduardo. The Birmingham defender was sent off during the game, but will receive the same punishment for any red card offence.
Manchester United's assistant coach Carlos Queiroz has apologised to Martin Taylor after he bizarrely criticised the Birmingham defender for his savage tackling.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants changes in the rules for malicious tackles. Martin Taylor´s career threatening tackle on Eduardo was pinpointed by Blatter.
Crocked Arsenal and Croatian international striker Eduardo has warned that there is no return date set for his return from injury. The Gunners forward was severely injured by Birmingham defender Martin Taylor.
Tottenham are the second consecutive North London side to face the difficult trip to St. Andrews, and will be missing Jonathan Woodgate. Spurs are eager to mount a late push towards the top half of the Premiership table.
Birmingham defender Martin Taylor has spoken about his horror challenge on Arsenal striker Eduardo for the first time. Taylor confessed that nothing would please him more than to see Eduardo return back to action and playing the way he was before.
Eduardo has reportedly left hospital. The Arsenal striker sustained a career threatening injury in the 2-2 draw with Birmingham at the weekend and has undergone surgery to repair his ankle.
Birmingham defender Martin Taylor had reportedly made several visits to Arsenal striker Eduardo in hospital. Taylor had broken Eduardo's leg, shin and ankle in a horror challenge between the two clubs at the weekend.
Arsenal striker Eduardo has insisted he cannot remember the injury he sustained at Birmingham at the weekend when Martin Taylor broke his ankle in three places.
Alex McLeish has defended Martin Taylor after the Birmingham defender committed a horror challenge on Eduardo at the weekend which is likely to see the Croatian out of action for at least nine months.
Brave Brazilian striker Eduardo has vowed to return to action for Arsenal the same player he was before. After suffering a horror challenge at the hands of Martin Taylor in a 2-2 draw with Birmingham at the weekend, Eduardo suffered a career threatening injury but Edu promises to overcome the injury.
Arsene Wenger believes Birmingham defender Martin Taylor should never be allowed to play football again after seeing Eduardo sustain a career threatening injury at St. Andrew at the weekend.
Arsenal fought hard to take on ten men Birmingham and James McFadden came with an injury time penalty to give the Blues the deserved point at 2-2.
Line-ups for Birmingham vs Arsenal at St. Andrews on Saturday, kick off 12:45. Check the latest scores at our Live Score Centre. Can the Gunners go eight points clear?
Birmingham picked up a superb point in the Premiership match between these two sides last time around, but Arsenal are looking to go a potential eight points clear at the top of the Premiership but need to win a daunting match at St. Andrews first. See the starting lineups.