Eduardo da Silva admits he was shocked when Arsenal signed him.

The former Dinamo Zagreb star admits he feels he's 'cheated' by making the immediate jump to the Premier League.

Eduardo explained to the Sunday Telegraph: "I only believed I had joined Arsenal when I signed the contract. It went against the usual way that Croatian players develop. They have three tiers. They start in Croatia. Then, if they are successful, they get the chance to play in a medium club in Germany or France. Only when they have succeeded there do they get the chance to join the best.

"I felt like I was jumping a whole stage - it surprised me to suddenly find myself at one of the top ten clubs in the world. I was so overwhelmed, I didn't believe it until I'd signed."