Arsenal striker Eduardo ready to step in for injured pair

Eduardo da Silva is confident of filling the void left by injured Arsenal teammates Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner.

Eduardo da Silva is confident of filling the void left by injured Arsenal teammates Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner.

Eduardo replaced Bendtner in the 3-0 win over Tottenham and missed a couple of good chances to chalk up a first strike since mid-September.

The Croatian, though, would be entitled to feel somewhat aggrieved not to have been credited with Arsenal's second goal at Wolves, when his chip was deflected in off defender Jody Craddock, and he remains confident the rewards of continued hard work will come.

"Against Tottenham I missed one big chance in particular, when I was one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Maybe I had too much time to think about what I had to do," the 26-year-old said.

"Sometimes it is better when you have less time to think and can act instinctively.

"But I will not worry about that chance, I feel strong in my head and my body.

"It is good that I was in the position to have the chance because, if you keep doing that, then the goals will come."

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