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Juve set to swoop for Eboue

Eboue made 28 Premier League outings last season, but they were increasingly as a substitute as the season progressed.

And with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on the horizon, the Ivory Coast international revealed earlier this summer that he may be forced to move on in order to play regular first-team football ahead of next year's global showpiece.

Despite reports linking him with moves to Juventus, Fiorentina and Atletico Madrid, a move failed to materialise for Eboue, and instead he has seen himself start seven games for the Gunners in 2009/10.

However, according to Tuttosport, the Old Lady are still set to make a move for the midfielder during the winter transfer window, with Eboue's Belgian passport meaning he would not count as a non-EU member of the squad.

Meanwhile, speaking ahead of his side's Champions League tie in Holland against AZ Alkmaar, Eboue has thanked Arsenal's fans for their patience with him, and insisted that he is now happy again in North London.

"I want to say thank you to my boss and the fans because they help me a lot," he told Sky Sports.

"I was very disappointed with my performance last season, but now I feel I am doing very well.

"I want to give my best when I play for myself and the fans."

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Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.