Arsenal poised for eccentric £5m defender exit

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Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has emerged as a summer transfer target for Queen's Park Rangers according to the Daily Star.

The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international is set to be handed a lifeline to prolong his Barclays Premier League stay with the newly promoted Championship winners.

Eboue has spent more than six years at Arsenal but could be about to fall victim of the summer clear-out being initiated by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger after another disappointing season at the Emirates Stadium.

With Arsenal keen to freshen up their own squad this summer, reports are emanating that they would be prepared to sell the eccentric African ace for a fee of around £5million.

Hoops boss Neil Warnock has been given a substancial transfer kitty by his Loftus Road owners, and is planning to add a number of experienced heads to his ranks, with Arsenal's Eboue seemingly a perfect candidate.


A known utility player, Eboue plays predominantly down the right-flank having joined the Gunners from Belgian club Beveren in 2005.

Despite signing a new long-term contract with Arsenal only last year, his North London future now looks to be in doubt as QPR prepare to step up their interest in Eboue this summer.

The West Londoners are themselves facing an uphill struggle to keep hold of club captain Adel Taarabt – a reported target for Arsenal, so there is a possibility that Eboue could be used as a makeweight in that deal.

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