I expect to receive a bit of stick for writing this but I don't mind!
There are rumours that Emmanuel Eboué is to follow his African buddies Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor out of the Emirates door and I'm sure that there will be many Gooners who won't be losing any sleep over this.
I'm not one of those Gooners.
Sure he can be infuriating with his diving and antics but he is working hard on stamping this out of his game. To be fair to Eboue these antics that piss people off should have frowned upon from the beginning by the coaching staff at Arsenal.
Of course Eboue should take the majority of the blame for this part of his game but had it been eradicated when he first arrived at the club I have no doubt that he would be a fans favourite.
Since he was booed last season I think we have seen that Eboue wants to get his act together and I believe he has done a great job since.
There is nothing wrong with his ability, he is a fine athlete and he is supposedly one of the dressing room favourites so he has more than the basics to become a great player.
If he remains at the club and continues to work hard then I see no reason why he cannot build bridges with Gooners. Especially if he plays with a smile on his face.
Of course I can understand why Gooners booed him but I don't condone it. I thought it was wrong and if people wasn't saddened by the look on his face then they aren't human.
Eboue past antics haven't helped him but I believe that himself and Bendtner have been made scapegoats in the past due to many Arsenal fans frustrations at not winning things. This is wrong. Its not entirely their faults!
In the past Eboue has been an asset to Wenger and Arsenal. Remember the Champions League run-in a few years back? I can see no reason why this shouldn't be the case again.
I don't want Eboue to leave because I reckon he has a lot to offer the club still. He is a versatile player and that versatility is crucial to any squad.
I'm not saying he is a world-beater but he could become an important player. Maybe a pass-master!
Keep it Goonerish...........