Ex-Arsenal defender arrested on suspicion of ‘arson and malicious communications’

Ex-Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has been arrested on suspicion of ‘arson and malicious communications’, a sad and sorry development for the former Gunners favourite, who’s positive character and charisma once won the hearts of everyone in the terraces.

As per a report published by the Daily Mirror, the 35-year-old was supposedly in police custody and had been quizzed by detectives over the alleged altercation outside of a property in Enfield, north-London.

In order to shed some light on the disturbing revelation, a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police 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.”

Having failed to pay a former agent, Eboue was penalised with a 1-year ban from football in March 2016, an ordeal which nearly forced the former defender to take his own life.

Speaking to the French media – via talkSPORT – Eboue also openly revealed how his distressing divorce had left him feeling ‘completely alone’ and obsolete:

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

“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.”

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