Free agent Eboue ‘would love’ to make Arsenal return

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 9:13 - James Marshment

Emmanuel Eboue (r): Training with Sunderland

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has admitted he would “love” to make a return to the Gunners – five years after leaving the club for Galatasaray.

Eboue enjoyed six years at Arsenal since joining in 2005, almost epitomising the club’s barren spell of trophies before his departure for Galatasaray in 2011.

The right-back was a first-team fixture in Turkey for his first two seasons, but fell out of favour with head coach Cesare Prandelli, before being released at the end of last season.

Eboue has blamed Italian boss Prandelli for his struggles in Turkey.

“I came back for training and was told I would not be playing,” he told The Sun. “The president told the manager at the time not to pick me. The way I was treated was very unfair.”

Now a free agent, Eboue, 32, says that he is eyeing a reunion with Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.

He said: “We are looking for options but I’d love to come back to Arsenal.”

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