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Arsenal utility Eboue credits versatility to Ivory Coast education

Ahead of their clash against Sunderland, Arsenal utility Emmanuel Eboue says he owes his versatility to his Ivory Coast football education.

Arsene Wenger will have to shuffle the pack again tomorrow, with Mikael Silvestre and Eduardo likely to come in but Eboue is comfortable regardless of where he plays.

"Honestly, for me it doesn't matter where I am on the pitch. I try to give 100 per cent regardless of position and wish to show the fans that I am ready to give them my best form," the 28-year-old told the London Evening Standard.

"I have to thank Jean-Marc Guillou, whose academy back in the Ivory Coast I came through as a youngster, for that because he used to ask us to play all over the pitch.

"It means that wherever I am played, it is no problem. It's just very nice to have the chance to give my best for Arsenal.

"We have a lot of youngsters, so a player like me has to be ready at all times to use his experience and set an example."

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