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Ex-Arsenal player Emmanuel Eboue arrested

By Holly Christodoulou | The Sun |

Former Arsenal ace Emmanuel Eboue has been arrested on suspicion of arson. The former defender, 35, was held by cops probing the alleged attack outside a home in Enfield, North London.

Former Arsenal ace Emmanuel Eboue
Former Arsenal ace Emmanuel Eboue

He is currently being quizzed by detectives in custody on suspicion of arson and malicious communications, Mirror reports.

A Met Police statement read: “Police investigating an alleged arson at a residential address in Enfield on Saturday, 30 June, arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of arson and malicious communications outside the address at around 17:00hrs on Saturday, 7 July.

“He was taken to a north London police station where he currently remains.”

Eboue has spoken out recently about his heartbreaking downward spiral that has left him feeling “abandoned.”

In a recent interview with French TV show Canal, he opened up on the heartbreak of his divorce and how it has left him feeling alone.

He said: “All I want is to return to football once more. I still possess ability.

“I don’t have anyone by my side nowadays. I feel abandoned.

“I used to get on well with my children and my family, and now I am completely alone.”

Eboue spent seven years in the Premier League and pocketed millions of pounds during his time with Arsenal.

He then moved to Galatasaray on a €3.5million move before transferring to Sunderland where he stayed until 2016 having not made a single appearance.