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Great take on Eddie by the different knock:
Absolutely superb. Eddie has been seriously unlucky and timing has never been in his favour. Like TDK mentions I was at that Everton game he played and scored in and he did well leading the line, and it was the second last league match before COVID hit but I came away thinking he'd be playing a prominent role. i don't remember what happened post lockdown but he just never played after that. It'd take another 2 years before he properly got the chance to lead the line for Arsenal and even that was somewhat fortunate but quickly proved far more useful than the incredibly limited Laca at that point who was going through a real bad spell. Once again he found himself dropped with the arrival of Jesus and didn't really play until post world cup and inconsistency in February lead to him eventually being dropped.
He's right he's about as good a backup as you can ask for, but also it's just hard to see him ever nailing down a spot here no matter how well he does. It's hard to envisage a team with Eddie as the main man and I do think he'll have to seriously consider his future in the summer for his own sake more than anything else. As TDK says eventually we will look for a real 9 and he'll be pushed down even further than he is now.