Arsenal boss Wenger: Eduardo will come good

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident Eduardo da Silva can take his Croatia form into today's match against Wigan Athletic.

Wenger said: "We have had to be patient with him but I know things will come good for Eduardo.

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"Alex Hleb has been with us for more than two years, yet it is only this season that people have seen how good he really is.

"Eduardo has a good attitude and works hard but has had to adapt. And because he is a quiet person perhaps it takes him longer."

Eduardo is due to partner Emmanuel Adebayor at home to struggling Wigan today.

And Wenger rules out any danger of a backlash from the crowd for the hitman's contribution to England's Euro 2008 exit.

He said: "The people in England will understand. He was just doing his job. But Eduardo's success for Croatia will help his confidence.

"He knows he will go to Euro 2008 as a player who counts in Europe at a big club. I am looking for him to come strong in the second half of the season."

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