Could Emmanuel Eboue or Kolo Toure Solve One of Wenger's Biggest Problems?

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Could Emmanuel Eboue or Kolo Toure Solve One of Wenger's Biggest Problems?

July 30, 2008. A day many Arsenal fans would remember.

This was the day Arsenal visited Jens Lehmann's new club and came out with a resounding 3-1 victory, after the attacking trio of Wilshire, Bendtner and Vela ran away with the goals.

They may also remember Emmanuel Eboue playing in the holding midfield role and doing a mighty fine job of it.

He broke up Stuttgart's play well. He made blocks, interceptions, tough tackles and had a tireless work ethic.

He fought hard for every ball and started off some forward moves.

Maybe Eboue could make this defensive midfield position his own.

He seems more useful here then being shunted out on the right wing.

Also, if Eboue were to be successful in this position, this would free up the right wing slot for Nasri/Walcott to take up.

Could Eboue be the answer to Arsenal's defensive midfield woes?

Well there could be another defender to plug this problem position.

Kolo Toure.

In his younger days, he himself was a midfielder, but Wenger converted him into a defender.

Might it be his time, to take the position his brother has made a success of, as his own.

If this was to happen, it could potentially improve another problem area of Arsenals.

With Toure playing as a holding-mid, Wenger would have an excuse to buy a new center back- a tall, dominant, experienced and organized center back who could solve Arsenal's weaknesses to long balls.

This would add more solidarity to defense and could improve the consistency of William Gallas.

Could Toure be the answer to Arsenal's defensive midfield woes?

Then again buying someone like Gokham Inler, Xabi Alonso or Yaya Toure, or using Diaby, Denilson could do the job too, without having to get used to being in that role like Eboue and Toure would.

All I know is that, “Arsene knows.”

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