Emmanuel Eboue is still very much a Gunner at heart…
Galatasaray fullback, and ex-Arsenal man Emmanuel Eboue, says he still holds the Emirates club in his hearts, reports ITV Sport.
Eboue left Arsenal in 2011 to join the Turkish club, after a six year stint with the Gunners, where he was often lambasted for his defensive errors by the fans.
The 30-year-old Ivorian though, still has fond memories of his time in London.
“I always want to hear news from the club because I am a big supporter of them. I’m a Galatasaray player now, but I am still in love with Arsenal and I always watch their games,” said Eboue.
“My only bad day was that game against Wigan, but that was something you must be ready for as football player. I will never, ever forget Arsenal or its supporters and I cannot wait to see them again.”
Eboue was famously substituted after coming on from the bench, after tackling his own player and giving away possession repeatedly.
Arsenal fans booed him during the match, but appreciated his effort and desire after the game to win his place back in the side.
“I am so excited the Emirates Cup. I was on holiday when I first found out – one of my friends called me and said: ‘Manu, you know you’re going to play in the Emirates Cup against Arsenal?” Eboue continued.
Eboue is expected to line up with Galatasaray against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup this weekend, and will receive a warm reception from the Gunners faithful. He has been a regular for the Turkish side ever since his move, and will compete with them once again in this season’s Champions League.