Former Arsenal right-back and Ivory Coast international, Emmanuel Eboue was arrested on suspicion of Arson in Enfield. A statement published 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.
Eboue, who played 214 times for the Gunners between 2005 and 2011 has been released on bail but still faces an investigation for malicious communications.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “He has since been released with no further action in respect of the arson allegation. He has been bailed for further enquiries in relation to the other offences.”
Recall that Eboue who has been out of professional football for two-years, went broke following a nasty divorce that saw him lost everything.
Speaking to Canal, he said: ‘All I want is to return to football once more. I still possess ability.I would even go to places like Baghdad or Pakistan just to play football. I don’t care where.
‘I live with my bags already packed, as there is a chance I could be kicked out of my house.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.’
According to reports, Eboue may be unable to afford legal representation for the Arson case following a failed appeal against his divorce.