Arsenal have agreed terms with Turkish side Galatasaray for the transfer of Emmanuel Eboue.

Eboue, 28, who signed for Arsenal from Belgian side Beveren in January 2005, made a total of 214 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions during his time with the Club.

The versatile squad player, who operated in both defence and midfield, became a popular figure among Arsenal fans and was an integral part of the defence which kept a record-breaking ten UEFA Champions League clean sheets en route to the 2006 Final.

Eboue has been a key player for Ivory Coast in recent years, and competed in his second World Cup Finals during the 2010 competition in South Africa. His transfer to Galatasaray is still subject to the completion of formal legal agreements and registration processes.

Everyone at Arsenal thanks Manu for his contribution towards the Club and wishes him the best of luck for the future.

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16 Aug 2011