Arsenal Transfer News: Eboue Leaves for Galatasaray

Omar AlmasriCorrespondent IIAugust 18, 2011

Arsenal Transfer News: Eboue Leaves for Galatasaray

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    This has been another day filled with transfer news, rumors, gossip and speculation surrounding the Gunners. Although there are a number of interesting headlines to touch upon, the biggest involves Ivorian international, Emmanuel Eboue.  Without further ado, here's the Arsenal transfer news roundup. 

Eboue Leaves for Galatasaray

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    It has been confirmed that Ivorian international, Emmanuel Eboue, has left the club after spending six years with the Gunners.

    His four year Galatasary contract is reportedly around 3.5 million euros. Eboue made 214 appearances in his 6 years with Arsenal.

    I wish him the very best, he was one of the most passionate players at the club and he won't be forgotten.

Arsenal Sends Vela and Botelho out on Loan

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    It's been officially been confirmed by the club, that both Carlos Vela and Pedro Botelho will both go on loan to Real Sociedad and Rayo Vallecano, respectively, for the rest of the season. Both clubs play in the La Liga, and I wish them all the best. Hopefully they'll play a role in the first team next season.

    To be honest, I'm surprised about Vela getting sent on loan. I always thought that this season would be his big break, his big chance, especially with Bendtner wanting to leave.

    I'm quite disappointed with the decision, but I hope all goes well for him and for Botelho in their loan spells.

Arsenal Reignite Interest in Hazard

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    According to various reports, Arsenal have reignited their interest in signing long-term target, Eden Hazard. The club is considering a record bid for the Belgian and Lille star, who is considered one of the world's brightest talents.

    The Gunners want to sign Hazard to appease fans and to acquire a quality replacement for Cesc Fabregas. Lille reportedly value Hazard at over 30 million euros.

    I'm hoping that the reports are true. I've always rated Hazard and I believe that he would be a great signing for the Gunners.

    But I still doubt that the club would shell out that amount of money on a player and Lille is still looking to hold onto him. A Hazard transfer this summer looks doubtful, but I will stay hopeful.

What Do You Think?

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    What do you think?

    What are your thoughts on Eboue on leaving the club?

    Do you think that the Gunners should've sent Vela out on loan?

    Should the club pay up and go all out for Hazard?

    Please share your thoughts and opinions.