Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboué was arrested by the English police on suspicion of arson.
Mirror Sport reports that the 35-year-old former defender was taken to the police station in north London on Sunday.
According to a statement by the police, Emmanuel Eboué tried to set fire to his house in Enfield, in a luxurious area of the English capital.
« Following the investigation of a suspected arson attack in a residential home in Enfield on Saturday, June 30, police arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of arson on Saturday, July 7 at around 5:00 pm. He was taken to a police station in North London where he is currently in police custody, « said the police statement.
This house was to be torn off by the ushers in Eboué who after being ruined by his divorce refused to leave the place. Desperate, he would have done so to express his frustration.
During a visit on Canal +, he said: « All I want is to go back to football once more. I still have the ability.
England: Footballer Emmanuel Eboué arrested by police
« I would even go to places like Baghdad or Pakistan to play football. I do not care about the place.
« I live with my bags already packed, because there is a chance that I could be evicted from my home.
I do not have anyone by my side nowadays. I feel abandoned. I got along well with my children and my family, and now I’m completely alone.
The friends of the Ivorian, worried about his financial situation fear that he can not afford a lawyer to defend himself if he is indicted. He recently talked about his descent into hell and his loneliness.
Emmanuel Eboué played for Arsenal from 2004 to 2011, where he made 214 appearances.