Arsenal close on Eboue
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal look set to seal their move for Emanuel EboueArsenal look set to seal their move for Emanuel Eboue, with Beveren chairman Frans van Hoof admitting a deal could be done this week.
The Ivory Coast international impressed in pre-season with The Gunners, and Arsene Wenger is keen to bring the player in this January.
Arsenal have been blighted by defensive injuries this season, and their longstanding 'feeder' arrangement with Beveren means that the clubs are keen to complete the deal.
"We have had discussions with Arsenal and there could possibly be a decision in the next few days," said van Hoof.
"We are considering whether Arsenal could let us have some of their young players in exchange for Eboue.
"It is a pity for us to lose him but that is the way things go."