By Nick Teale
Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal fans will see a better Eduardo next season.
The striker has had a stop-start season due to injuries to his hamstring, thigh and most recently a broken toe.
It has also been the Croatian's first full season since returning from the broken leg he suffered at Birmingham City two years ago and manager Wenger is backing him to return to his best next term.
"In the last month he looked sharp to me in training," said the Frenchman. "He had a period where he was in and out, a little niggling injury.
"It was the first full season after his injury. He was a bit disturbed but I think next season should be better for him."
The striker signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal in November but that hasn't stopped press speculation linking the striker with a move away from Emirates Stadium.
But Wenger insisted that there is a place for Eduardo at the Club.
"We extended his contract because we believe in him," said the manager.
"He is very important but I will assess that situation and sit down with him before the end of the season, you want to see as well how he feels. He is 27 years old he wants to play."

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30 Apr 2010