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Galatasaray midfielder Eboue looking forward to facing Arsenal pals

Galatasaray midfielder Emmanuel Eboue is looking forward to seeing his former Arsenal teammates during the Emirates Cup.

The Ivorian defender spent six years in north London and became a cult hero with supporters for his hard-working displays and irrepressible personality.

"I still speak to several of the guys regularly - Bacary Sagna and Abou Diaby for example - and sometimes Arsène Wenger too," Eboue told the Official Matchday Programme.

"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.

"The club only did good things for me, and I never had any trouble from anybody. 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."

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