Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of defender Emmanuel Eboue on a short-term deal.
The former Ivory Coast full-back will remain with the Black Cats until the end of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season, having impressed following his arrival on Wearside a number of weeks ago.
After starting his career in his homeland, Eboue moved to Belgium with Breven before moving to England and signing for Arsenal in 2004.
Eboue was part of the Gunners’ side which made it to the UEFA Champions League Final in 2006, spending eight seasons in North London before joining Turkish giants Galatasaray.
During his time at the Türk Telekom Arena he won three Super Lig titles and five domestic trophies, gaining further experience in the UEFA Champions League during his four years in Istanbul.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was happy with his side's performance after their 1-0 win over Newcastle United at St James' Park.
Speaking after the match, Wenger also praised Newcastle's resilience after Aleksandar Mitrovic's red card reduced the hosts to ten men after 16 minutes.
Watch the full post-match press conference.
Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren remains upbeat despite his side's 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.
An own goal from Magpies captain Fabricio Coloccini was enough to secure victory for the away side. Newcastle were forced to play most of the game with ten men after striker Aleksander Mitrovic was sent off early on.
Watch Steve McClaren's full post-match press conference.
Newcastle United: Krul, Haidara, Coloccini, Mbemba, Janmaat, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Thauvin, Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Taylor, Tiote, Perez, Obertan, De Jong, Cisse.
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlin, Ramsey, Sanchez, Walcott. Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Arteta, Campbell, Giroud.
Middlesbrough are set to face Arsenal away in the FA Cup fifth round.
Boro advanced to the next stage of the competition after beating Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad.
They will now play the Gunners on the weekend of February 14th.
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