Arsenal Transfer News: Emmanuel Eboue, Adrien Rabiot, Dani Ceballos, Top Rumours

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJanuary 19, 2016

Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue attends a training session on the eve of the Champion's League football match Juventus vs Galatasaray on October 1, 2013 in Turin. Mancini, sacked by Manchester City at the end of last season following a shock defeat to Wigan in the final of the FA Cup, signed a three-year contract to manage the struggling Turkish champions.  AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE        (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is seeking a return to the Gunners having been let go by Galatasaray in the summer.

The Ivorian endured a torrid 2014-15 season with the Turkish giants as he was left out of the senior squad by manager Cesare Prandelli and forced to play in the reserves.

Eboue departed the club under something of a cloud and has blamed political maneuvering for his exclusion in Istanbul, but he is now eyeing a move back to north London as he seeks a fresh start, per Colin Harvey in the Daily Star:

"I came back for training [at Galatasaray] and I was told I would not be playing. The president [Dursun Ozbek] told the manager at the time not to pick me. The way I was treated was very unfair. We are looking for options and I would love to come back to Arsenal."

The 32-year-old would undoubtedly be welcomed back with open arms by the Arsenal faithful as he was a hugely popular player in his previous spell with the Gunners between 2005 and 2011.

However, from a footballing point of view it would seemingly make little sense for manager Arsene Wenger to re-sign him.

Though he is an experienced right-back, he has not played top-level football for over a year, and the Gunners already have a number of options in his position.

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Hector Bellerin is the undisputed No. 1 right-back at Arsenal, while Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers can provide cover, and Carl Jenkinson will return from his West Ham United loan spell at the end of the season.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 13: Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain and Claudio Beauvue of Olympique Lyonnais fight for the ball during the French League Cup game between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais at Parc des Princes on January 13, 2016 in P
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Elsewhere, Arsenal have reportedly asked to be "kept informed" about the availability of Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot this month, per James Olley in the Evening Standard.

The report indicated that the 20-year-old Frenchman has fallen out with the Ligue 1 giants hierarchy having complained about his lack of game time—he has started only nine top-flight games this season, per WhoScored.com—and he could be available for around €30 million (£22.8 million).

Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe recently mooted the possibility of a loan move for Rabiot to Arsenal, given that the Gunners have long been interested in him:

Now Olley has reported that Arsenal have asked to be "given the option" to match any bid this month that may come in for the midfielder.

Though the Gunners do not currently seem to be crying out for new central midfielders—especially having recently signed Mohamed Elneny—the futures of Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta and perhaps even Jack Wilshere, per Tighe, are in doubt:

Finally, another youngster reportedly on Arsenal's radar is Real Betis attacker Dani Ceballos.

According to Spanish outlet Fichajes (via Aaron Flanagan in the Mirror), the Gunners were linked with the 19-year-old Spaniard in the summer and could now return for him with a £9.2 million bid that would meet his release clause.

A versatile attacking player, Ceballos would likely flourish under Wenger as he has shown immense potential, but he would be unlikely to claim a spot in the first team straight away.