Arsenal cult hero Emmanuel Eboue has agreed to join Sunderland until the end of the season, according to reports from ESPN.
Eboue was released by Galatasaray in the summer and has been a free agent for half a year, but is now returning to the professional game after spending three weeks with the Black Cats on a trial period.
His athleticism and experience greatly impressed the Sunderland coaching team, and on Tuesday the club offered him a deal that will see him remain at the Stadium of Light till June.
The Ivory Coast international’s addition will greatly boost Sam Allardyce’s side-back options in their last ten games, with the likes of Billy Jones and Andre Yedlin struggling to hold down the right back berth.
Allardyce believes that Eboue’s previous experience with the Gunners will be invaluable for his side as they attempt to further themselves away from the relegation zone.
The 32-year-old may even start as soon as this weekend, when Sunderland travel to Southampton in their next league fixture.
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