Emmanuel Eboue reportedly has his heart set on a return to the Premier League and plans to visit London soon to find a club.

  • Eboue’s son plays for Arsenal junior division
  • Ex-Arsenal defender aiming for return to Premier League
  • 34-year-old has been serving one-year ban from football
  • Set to visit London to find new club

Eboue, who has been banned from football for the last year by Fifa after failing to pay €1m in fees to his ex-agent, is reportedly looking to return to the Premier League. In fact, according to Goal, the former defender is set to visit London soon in order to find a club.

Eboue’s son apparently plays for Arsenal’s junior divisions, so a trip over to the capital isn’t exactly a stretch for the 34-year-old, who’s been training with Hungarian side, Ferencvaros, since June.

The Ivorian was a real Marmite character for Arsenal fans as he was a bit of a clown off the pitch but pretty terrible on it.


He left north London in 2011 after 132 league appearances and signed for Galatasaray for €3.5m. However, his four years in the Turkish leagued proven testing, with the fans turning on him. Eboue eventually left Turkey once his contract ran out.

In March 2016, Eboue signed for Sunderland on a short-term basis. However, just weeks after putting pen to paper, he received his ban and therefore released by the Black Cats in April.

While he’s not good enough for Arsenal and probably never was, hopefully Eboue finds a club where he can settle. He’s had a tough time and has admittedly considered suicide. No one deserves that. Fingers crosses his reported trip to London is successful.