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Eboue Considering His Future

Emmanuel Eboue says he is still trying to decide whether to remain at Arsenal or move on in search of more regular football.

The Ivorian has not won many friends in his time at Arsenal, the low point of which was when he was boo'ed by Arsenal fans in a 1-0 victory over Wigan, since then the versatile player has improved both his standard of play and behaviour on the pitch. However the lack of playing time has him considering his options.

'My future at Arsenal is not clear yet, I did not play a lot in the season and the World Cup is coming. There are many clubs interested in me, so let's wait. Before the season's start I will make a decision.' said the right sided player.

The departure of Eboue would probably bring many a cheer from a large portion of Gooners, but me ...... I'm not fussed one way or the other.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 4 2009

Time: 9:41AM

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Eboue signed a new 'long term' contract 2 years ago. As he is still in the 3 year protected period he would only be sold if the club were happy to do so. I suspect he will still be here next season though still essentially a squad player.
Arsene Wenger has never been one to stand in someone's way .... if Eboue decides he wants to leave, I'd wager the boss would let him.
I don't want him to leave, squads are built on players like Eboue. He's played on both wings, centre midfield and right back this season and actually had a decent season. Unfortunately, people's preconceptions of the guy allowed them to block that out, especially his start to the season which was immense. By no means our best or most important player, but United would never have won the league without the O'Sheas, Parks and Fletchers.
Little Dutch
Still trying to forgive him for sending off at Tottenham, it appears he's learnt from that though - think we need to keep him, he can play at a high tempo even if he has no clue what do with the ball in the final third.
If he goes, we are weaker in four areas of the pitch. Unless he is looking for a first team role, he should stay. But if he does want to go and play first team football, who would begrudge him if he moved on? Maybe it would signal more bench time for Wilshere and another defender from the reserves (Hoyte?) at right back?
I'd like him to stay, but as a squad player. If he wants to be regular starter then I don't think we can accommodate him.
If he plays like he did at the end of the season I have no issues with him staying, however as already mentioned, he is a squad player at best and if he thinks he is good enough on last seasons form for a guarenteed start week in week out he is very much out of touch :)
Gunnerblog is reporting that the Vermaelen transfer is NOT happening:
they also don't know anything to be fair.
This Vermaelen transfer which has been reported on a few sites.. Is he any good? Is he really that experienced at the age of 23 with 80 games for ajax. He is only 5ft 11, hardly sounds like the big dominating CB we have been craving unless he is as strong as an Ox and leaps like a salmon
if we get another midfielder to partner cesc in the middle, with rosicky also coming back (eventually, maybe), i dont think there is room for either eboue OR diaby for that matter. but who knows, lets see what transpires thru the silly season.
Excellent, hope he fu(k's off soon and takes that other African tw&t with him. just shows the fans have the power to tell these overated mercenaries to sling their hook. Please can I ask them to take Bendtner with them too please!
Orange Quadrant
what a stupid person
Orange Quadrant, leave the childish insults at the sign-in page and cultivate some decency in yourself. Name calling and insults are uncalled for.
Jonus Busan
Oh get over yourselves! Just terrace banter (LD has never sworn over Phil Brown then?)...this is what's gone wrong with football, all the working class men that made the great atmosphere around the grounds has gone and now are replaced by the likes of the student wallies from the Rocket with their marches and silly karoke singing. We have these media leaders like Tom Watt embrassing our club making us look stupid. We now have the likes of Little Dutch who stand their hurling vile abuse at the likes of Ashley Cole and away supporters and then when they confront him he writes on here how disgusting it was to be attacked (Stoke for example). Then shut the fu(k and don't give it if you can't take it. Running away with a club shirt on, how embarrassing. But they'll be back next year singing "Hark now here the Arsenal sing the Tottenham run away"...etc.and then have it on their toes outside White Hart Lane and come on here!
Dorset Red
Yeah, I hate it when supporters embarrass our club. *cough* You make some fairly ok points in that post DR, but why spoil it with the idiotic lies? It just makes you look like a bellend.
Little Dutch
Check through the archives, Dece,ber 2006 I wrote an article called 'Slaughter Under the Bridge' before Cole's first game against Arsenal, telling Arsenal fans not to bother with Cole. Bellend.
Little Dutch
Oh and as a final, residents of Orpington probably shouldn't moan about the loss of working class culture at football.
Little Dutch
I would very much like to see you stand up to a crowd of hostile opposition supporters, Dorset Red. It is very easy to tell someone on the internet to 'man-up' and stand ground, but when push comes to shove I daresay you would react like any level-headed person; to not involve oneself in meaningless danger and trouble as did the individuals in the march.
Jonus Busan
Jonus Busan...then why verbably offer the challenge if you haven't the guts to go through with it?...well..?????????????
Dorset Red
Who do you know to have offered the verbal challenge? Considering you're an LSE boy that bottled his law degree and now lives in Kent, I wouldn't be so quick to dish out advice on such matters.
Little Dutch
I would gladly pay for a season ticket, attend supporter marches and rallies were I still living in London, Dorset Red. Sadly, I find that pretty impossible to accomplish given that I have been living in Australia for close to a decade. It would be most wise of yourself to refrain from wild assumptions.
Jonus Busan
Eboue has turned things around over the last few months, but I agree with some of the above if he feels that if Eboue wants to move on. Then we will have to just wish him "Good Luck".

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