Date: 20th October 2009 at 1:04pm
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Much maligned Arsenal player, Emmanuel Eboue has completed a magnificent transformation of his Gunners career after a turbulent couple of seasons saw him booed and chastised at every opportunity.

The climax for this orgy of hatred aimed at the Ivorian came as Arsenal triumphed 1-0 over Wigan at the Grove last season. Eboue came on as a substitute, but was visibly distraught after being a taken off again a while later after playing …. well let’s say ‘not very well’ and was roundly booed by the Gooners.

Eboue had also angered Arsenal supporters after stupidly getting sent off in a fiery North London derby, getting himself booked for diving only days after ‘Eduardogate’ and general twattishness on the pitch. The utility player however didn’t storm off crying like other players we could mention, he knuckled down and got his career back on the right track.

Despite being extremely upset by the reaction of the Arsenal fans, Eboue has now thanked the Ashburton faithful for helping him through a difficult period where, by his own admission, his performances weren’t up to scratch.

‘For me I just want to say thank you to my boss and the fans because they help me a lot,’ he said.

‘I was very disappointed with my performance last season, but now I feel I am doing very well. I want to give my best when I play for myself and the fans.’

I think Eboue has shown tremendous mental strength to resurrect his Arsenal career, and not only has he turned it all around, but the main reason people buy match tickets now because they’ve ‘only come to see Eboue’.