Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Emmanuel Eboue's Sunderland move

The former Gunner returns to England's top flight.

Like him or loathe him, but former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue was pure entertainment during his first stint in the Premier League.

Whether he was wearing a tiger costume to casual off-the-field events, conceding very late penalties in big games, or just having a bit of an ol' dance, the Ivorian defender was memorable.

Given his history, it is understandable, then, that his return to England with Sunderland today was big news on Twitter. Some Arsenal fans welcomed him back to the top flight. Some didn't.

Eboue spent six years in North London following a move from Belgian side Beveren in 2005, leaving for Galatasaray in 2011.

In one of his last games for the club, he fouled Lucas Leiva and conceded a 112th-minute penalty against Liverpool in a Premier League game - minutes after Arsenal had gone ahead.

It was moments like that which left Eboue with an uphill battle in order to reclaim Arsenal fans' affections, though it would appear absence makes the heart grow fonder for some supporters.


 

 

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