There is no doubt that Emmanuel Eboue isn't the most popular of Arsenal players amongst Gooners.
He doesn't endear himself to the Gooner faithful with his sometimes infuriating antics. The play-acting and diving has to stop before he can begin to build bridges with the Arsenal crowd.
However, speak to members of the Arsenal squad and they absolutely love the bloke and say that he is great for team morale.
Is Eboue a bad player? I don't think so. I think sometimes we are so wrapped up in the things he does bad we forget about the good things he can produce.
I feel Eboue is a competent player. I think his best position is at right-back but lets face facts, Sagna is one of the best right-backs in the world and isn't going to be dislodged any time soon. I could think of a lot worse cover for Sagna than Eboue though.
We have to cut Eboue a bit of slack. Last season was his first in midfield and it will take time for him to adapt there. However I don't feel that the middle of the park is a place for him to be!
I reckon Eboue COULD shake off the boo-boys and regain some support from Gooners if he cut out the play-acting and diving.
If he committed himself 100% to the Arsenal cause and showed that he willing to change his ways and stop the silly shit that he does then he may begin to get some affection from us.
Only Eboue can achieve this. He needs to realise we don't like his antics and it's time for him to grow up.
If he wants to endear himself to us then he knows what he has to do. Its up to him to shake off the boo-boys and show how good he can really be.
Keep it Goonerish.............