Eboue told to take responsibility
Arsene Wenger says midfielder Emmanuel Eboue must work on controlling his 'frustrations'.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 14/02/09 10:19am
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels Emmanuel Eboue must work on controlling his 'frustrations' after he was dismissed in the recent North London derby.
The Ivorian received two yellow cards in the first half at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with his team-mates forced to soldier on with 10 men and battle for a 0-0 draw.
Eboue has endured a difficult campaign, after he was booed off by his own supporters in early December, and Wenger is hopeful the midfielder will have learnt much about himself in recent months.
The French coach said in the Guardian: "He had problems dealing with his frustrations in this game and therefore of course we want to play a part in helping to deal with that.
"The other players want to help their team-mates to deal with frustrations but you as well are responsible for the way you deal with it.
"He didn't sense how far you can go. Once he had the first yellow card that was a bit unfortunate. But the second one, you cannot complain."
Meanwhile, Croatia boss Slaven Bilic has stated that Eduardo is ready to be called upon by Wenger after the striker made his return to top-level football during midweek following his infamous long-term injury.
Bilic said in the Daily Mail: "Arsene Wenger asked me to contact him straight after the match and I told him he could use Eduardo without any problems."