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."