Arsenal utility player Emmanuel Eboue becomes latest Lion

Arsenal utility player Emmanuel Eboue  becomes latest Lion

Emmanuel Eboue

August 17, 2011, Wednesday/ 16:30:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH WIRES

Galatasaray has signed Ivory Coast international Emmanuel Eboue from Arsenal on a four-year contract. The İstanbul club said in a statement on Tuesday that the 28-year-old would cost a transfer fee of 3.5 million euros ($5.05 million).

Eboue must wait for his debut after the start of the Turkish season was put back to Sept. 9 due to an ongoing investigation into league match-fixing allegations. The Galatasaray Lions are not in Europe this season after they finished eighth in the top-flight last term, 36 points behind champion Fenerbahçe.

Eboue, who joined Arsenal from Belgian club Beveren in January 2005, can play in defense or midfield. He made 214 appearances for the London team and was an integral part of the defense which kept a record 10 Champions League clean sheets en route to the 2006 final in Paris where they lost 2-1 to Barcelona. Eboue featured in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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