Emmanuel Eboue To Strike Terror in Defenders

tumang bokabaCorrespondent IMarch 28, 2009

LONDON - MARCH 14:   Emmanuel Eboue of Arsenal scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has acted quickly to cover the imminent departure of the Togolese striker Adebayor. The Arsenal Manager told the press after training that Manu Eboue will be converted into a striker, a proposition apparently the Ivorian is looking forward to with glee.

Wenger said with Eboue now having tied himself with another contract it was time to move his career to another level. Said the manager, "Manu has great potential to become a world class striker, he has shown already this season what a marvellous he can be."

Wenger went to say, "He has great technique, power, speed, a great first touch and calmness I have never seen before in a striker in front of goal."

Apparently Eboue has already been playing the position in training with some success. A point confirmed by Niklas Bendtner, who claimed, "Things he does with the ball in training will make Ronaldinho jealous." Unbelievable.

The Arsenal manager said the move was borne both out of necessity as the team needs more strikers and to provide versatility in the squad. Although the experiment was kept hush hush Wenger was convinced it was time after Eboue's man-of-the match display against Newcastle.

Time will tell.