Arsenal striker Eduardo has muscle injury

Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva has been ruled out of his team’s match against Stoke because of a muscle injury.

The Gunners, who haven’t scored a goal in English competition since Nov. 7, are already without injured strikers Robin van Persie (ankle) and Nicklas Bendtner (groin). Theo Walcott is also with a hamstring injury.

Andrei Arshavin is expected to lead the attack Saturday against Stoke.