Emmanuel Eboue keen on Arsenal return and fans are scared

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Emmanuel Eboue wants a return to Arsenal after being released by Galatasaray last summer.

The 32-year-old right-back spent six years at the Emirates after signing from Beveren in 2005 and made 214 appearances, before eventually joining the Turkish side for £3 million.

He's now claimed in The Sun that the Galatasaray president instructed manager Cesare Prandelli not to play him, which forced him to spend a year with their U21 side.

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"I came back for training and was told I would not be playing," he said. "The president told the manager at the time not to pick me. The way I was treated was very unfair.

"We are looking for options but I'd love to come back to Arsenal"

However, fans on Twitter don't feel the same way. The Ivorian had an indifferent time at the club and was booed by his own supporters during a slapstick 2008 performance at home to Wigan. After coming on for the injured Samir Nasri, Eboue repeatedly mis-controlled the ball, constantly giving it away and eventually tackling team-mate Kolo Toure. This was enough to earn him the much-feared 'sub for a sub' status, as Wenger replaced Eboue in injury time to a cacophony of boos.

Here are some reactions from Gunners fans:

Another player from Wenger's past has returned to the club. Freddie Ljungberg spent nine years at the Emirates and is now coaching the under-15 team as he works towards gaining coaching qualifications.

Who else from Arsenal's past would you like to see return to the Emirates? Let us know in the comments section below.

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