Former Arsenal star set for Premier League return?

Once upon a time, Emmanuel Eboue was flying up and down the wing at Arsenal. However, since leaving Turkish giants Galatasaray, the Ivorian has been without a club.

Eboue is not about to retire at the age of 32 and is looking for a return to the Premier League, where he has recorded 132 appearances for the Gunners, scoring five goals and providing 16 assists between 2005 and 2011.

He also featured 79 times for the Ivory Coast national team and was a Champions League runner-up with Arsenal in 2006, losing to Barcelona.

The right-back hasn’t played a competitive match since May 2015, but is currently working out with Sunderland, according to The Daily Star.

The Black Cats have two free spaces in their 25-man league squad and Eboue could therefore fit in, using his experience to strengthen the worst defence in the Premier League, conceding 49 goals, one more than Norwich City.

Sunderland are currently ranked just 19th in the table and will face Manchester United on Saturday. They are keen on every piece of hope they can get their hands on in order to avoid relegation, as the new lucrative TV deal kicks in next season.

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