The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is expected to leave White Hart Lane, but a move to Arsenal would still be unforgivable in the eyes of the Tottenham faithful, who watched former England defender Sol Campbell make the same controversial move back in 2001.
Kaboul, according to the Daily Star, has told friends he is open to the idea of joining the Gunners despite the inevitable backlash that would follow. The Frenchman, who has five international caps to his name, is best friends with Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, while Arsene Wenger will be in the market for another central defender if, as expected, club captain Thomas Vermaelen leaves the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
If Wenger decides he wants Kaboul, who has made only a handful of Premier League appearances for Spurs this season, then the French centre-back would strictly be a back-up option given the solid partnership between Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, which has served the Gunners so well over the last 12 months.
However, as well as sparking anger from the Tottenham supporters, this is also a potential transfer that could upset the Arsenal fans. Kaboul’s career has been hampered by injury problems, while he hasn’t performed particularly well for Spurs this season, either.
And, considering his strong Tottenham connections, this is a deal unlikely to sit well with either set of fans.
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