After all the glory of knocking Liverpool out of the cup on Saturday, it is inevitable that you have to think of the negatives in a performance, and the one big negative was Emmanuel Eboue.
Last season Eboue was a revelation, yet in the final game of our season, the rightback was lambasted by the manager for an outrageous dive in the Champions League final, that ironically led to our goal.
He was then berated again after futher embarrassing behavior when Wenger, rather un-Wenger like once again questioned the Ivorians antics.
On Saturday Eboue was subbed, for what most people thought was an injury (yeah right) but after reviewing the footage, Justin Hoyte was on the pitch mere seconds after the Physio got to the player, leading me to believe the sub was a tactical one to call a halt to Eboue's theatrics before he got himself a second yellow card (remember Alonso had already gotten a yellow for diving).
I think the return of Ralph has been timed to perfection as the time has arrived to give Eboue a spell on the sidelines to let him know this sort of behavior can not, and will not be tolerated.
I have no doubts whatsoever regarding the players abilities, but his temperament and morals in the game have to be questioned.
Sort it out Manu, you're better than that!
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