Arsenal to launch secret weapon in Cardiff?

Arsenal travel to Wales this weekend as their quest for a day out at Wembley continues when they face Cardiff in the FA Cup fourth round.

Luckily enough for Arsene Wenger, it appears that all of our strikers are hitting form and apart from the long term injuries, his only bugbear is Gael Clichy's suspension.

But the travelling Gooners may be in for a bit of a surprise, as our Crozilian hitman Eduardo came through his first competitive 90 minutes without incident for the reserves last night and Dudu immediately placed himself into Le Gaffer's thoughts for the weekend by declaring himself fully fit for first team action.

“I am ready,” said the Brazilian-born striker after the reserves 2-2 draw away to Stoke.

“It has been a long time since I’ve played 90 minutes and now I feel better knowing that I can play a whole game. I feel much stronger than I have and I am very happy now."

Indeed, the 25-year-old was unlucky not to notch his first competitive goal since returning from his horrific leg injuries, as he had a superbly taken strike dubiously ruled out for offside late in the game at the Brittania Stadium.

But Dudu has already proved he has not lost his goalscoring instincts by scoring a hat-trick in a closed-door game to impress Wenger.

So could he be in line for a dramatic call up to the FA Cup squad on Saturday...?

“I think I am ready for the first team but you would have to ask the boss,” said Dudu after the Stoke game. “I feel very well and I’m training hard every day. Of course I want to come back quick and strong. Now, every game for me is a big step.

“In my head and everything I am ready. I am happy with the 90 minutes tonight on a very hard pitch with all the hard rain. I needed time in the Reserves to get my match fitness back.

“But playing my first game for the first team, I am ready now and I am just waiting for my chance.”

Will Wenger present him with that chance by rewarding Eduardo's incredible attitude and his at times painful hard work with a place on the bench on Sunday - and a possible cameo role toward the end of the game in Cardiff? As he hints, the decision is out of his hands and to quote an oft-used mantra, only Arsene Knows.

But what do you lot think? Should Eduardo be named in the travelling squad this weekend? Or perhaps you think it would be more fitting for him to get a seat on the bench for next weekend's home tie against West Ham? Share your thoughts here using our comments section below.