Eboue in right frame of mind - Wenger

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Arsene Wenger will give Emmanuel Eboue the chance to silence the Arsenal boo-boys in Wednesday's final Champions League Group G clash.

The Ivory Coast midfielder suffered the ignominy of being replaced minutes from the end of the 1-0 win over Wigan on Saturday following a run of poor touches which had the crowd on his back.

"Emmanuel Eboue will start tomorrow," Wenger confirmed on Tuesday. "He is completely in the right frame of mind."

He added: "Of course he was disappointed for a few days but football is magic because you have the next game and in that you have the opportunity to show how good you are."

Wenger was also quick to remind Gunners fans of how fortunate they were to be watching such an exciting young team, one which deserved their full support during the game.

"You can understand everything when you are in football. However, you want your fans to be behind the team for 90 minutes," he said.

"After the game, everyone is entitled to have an opinion. We accept any opinion at the club and are open to everyone's opinion.

"But no matter what happens you still want your fans to be behind the team during the 90 minutes.

"I believe they [the fans] have been swayed by the scepticism from the media which has affected their belief, which can have consequences on the team.

"I believe that they are lucky to have an extremely young team with a magnificent talent who can do extremely well."

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