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Eboue "I am a midfielder"

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After his reservations were quelled by Arsene Wenger Emmanuel Eboue now considers himself as a midfielder he claims in an interview given to Arsenal magazine.

Having told the boss that he felt happier playing at right back he was told that he was quick and could give more going forward in midfield. When Eboue said he would like to return to his former position he was told "No Manu, I believe in you and I think you`re going to be a top midfielder if you believe in yourself".

Now he is happy to play in midfield and considers the home game against Milan in the champions league as a turning point for him. "Against Milan I was all over the pitch - attacking and defending - and it was good for me. It gave me a lot of confidence - I hadn`t played well in the previous few games, but the manager gave me belief and I was ready for that game"

Believing that he works well interchanging positions with Sagna he doesn`t see Bacary as a threat to his place in the team but rather more of a help. He cites the value he brings to defensive play in saying "I can help at the back and also go forward to assist the attackers….it`s important for the team" A point similar to that which Wenger made himself when addressing shareholders recently about the need for defensive balance in midfield.

Reassuringly for supporters Eboue tells us that he wants to learn more about his new position and come back next season even stronger. Arsenal fans will be very pleased to hear it. If he does he wouldn`t be the first to prove his detractors wrong - nor probably would he be the last.



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Writer:Amos
Date:Monday June 23 2008
Time: 2:31PM

Comments

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I hope he can prove me wrong, but there is no way he is a midfielder, now way. He has nothing to offer. If we'd have had a proper winger last season who could score and assist the probability would have been we would have challeneged to the last day .... or possibly even won the league. The distinct lack of product from Eboue last season was there for all to see.
Rocky7
23/06/2008 14:36:00
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I hope he can prove me wrong, but there is no way he is a midfielder, now way. He has nothing to offer. If we'd have had a proper winger last season who could score and assist the probability would have been we would have challeneged to the last day .... or possibly even won the league. The distinct lack of product from Eboue last season was there for all to see.
Rocky7
23/06/2008 14:36:00
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He IS a midfielder, just a ***** one!!!!!!!
MrArsenal
23/06/2008 14:41:00
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He IS a midfielder, just a ***** one!!!!!!!
MrArsenal
23/06/2008 14:41:00
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Eboue could pobably be a good and effective midfielder.... in Luton Town, Port Vale or Spurs ... some team like that (no offence Luton or Port Vale!). He is simply not good enough for Arsenal. I agree with Rocky7 that Eboue has nothing to offer. He'll never get us goals. For god sake, he makes Hleb look like Ian Wright in the goalscoring department. And apart from that, his attitude stinks. He complains to the Refs so much, he reminds me of a Man U or Chelsea player.
Bradys Chips
23/06/2008 14:53:00
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Eboue could pobably be a good and effective midfielder.... in Luton Town, Port Vale or Spurs ... some team like that (no offence Luton or Port Vale!). He is simply not good enough for Arsenal. I agree with Rocky7 that Eboue has nothing to offer. He'll never get us goals. For god sake, he makes Hleb look like Ian Wright in the goalscoring department. And apart from that, his attitude stinks. He complains to the Refs so much, he reminds me of a Man U or Chelsea player.
Bradys Chips
23/06/2008 14:53:00
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Insert the word terrible between am and a and we have the proper headline.
iceman10
23/06/2008 15:17:00
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Insert the word terrible between am and a and we have the proper headline.
iceman10
23/06/2008 15:17:00
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after am and A!
iceman10
23/06/2008 15:17:00
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after am and A!
iceman10
23/06/2008 15:17:00
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