Galatasaray tipped for Emirates Cup invite


According to, Arsenal have invited Galatasaray to take part in this summer’s Emirates Cup.

The showpiece pre-season tournament, which took a sabbatical last year due to the Olympics, is set to be played on the first weekend of August once the Gunners have returned from their tour of the Far East.

Galatasaray, who recently lured Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba to Istanbul, are better known to Arsenal fans as the club who paid good money for tiger-costume loving Emmanuel Eboue…well that and the ugly ruckus in Copenhagen when we lost to them in the UEFA Cup final back in 2000.

Reigning champions of the Turkish Super Lig, Fatih Terim’s side are certainly a force to be reckoned with at the moment having progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals.

In addition to the Turkish giants, the report also claims that Juventus and Real Madrid, who signed a sponsorship agreement with Emirates in 2011, could also make the trip to London. Both sides have featured before.

Whether Arsenal fans find themselves ironically chanting ‘We’ve only come to see Eboue’ remains to be seen. Confirmation on the Emirates Cup line-up and the rest of the pre-season schedule is expected in the coming weeks.


  1. If Eboue doesnt get love from the crowd, I think I’ll cry. What truly made me a Gooner was when Eduardo scored against us at the Emirates, and the crowed cheered and said his name with the announcer. That shit left a warm feeling in me, and made me love this wonderful club, and it’s fans. Sure, Eboue didn’t break his leg or whatever, but no one can deny that he loved the club, and gave 100 % every time he came on, even if it was in the 90th minute. That, and he dribbled Frank Lampard so many times in one match, Lamps fouled the fuck outta him!

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  2. And his dive won us the free kick that led to the goal against Barcalona in the Champions league final 😉

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  3. Not sure whether I’m looking forward more to seeing Eboue again (especially if he’s not playing for us) or Frimpong hopefully frimponging Drogba.

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  4. Great to see Eboue back, he kept the team gelling together for years. We should just put him in a room with Wenger and Szczesny’s dad.

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  5. Also, I know this isn’t precisely on topic, but cheers blogs for the headlines on the LATEST tab at the top of the page

    “Theo Walcott to release new book entitled ‘TJ and the goal drought'”

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    • “LATEST- Marouane Chamakh’s mum’s aunt’s sister’s boyfriend’s uncle slams Arsene Wenger for his treatment of ‘The Moroccan Messi’”


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      • Hmm, I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s possible that some of those might not be true.
        I’m just waiting for the one about Barca’s interest in TGSTEL to confirm this.

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  6. I was a fool to ever leave your side
    Me minus you is such a lonely ride
    The breakup we had has made me lonesome and sad
    I realize I love you
    ‘Cause I want you bad, hey, hey

    I spent the evening with the radio
    Regret the moment that I let you go
    Our quarrel was such a way of learning so much
    I know now that I love you
    ‘Cause I need your touch, hey, hey

    Reunited and it feels so good
    Reunited ’cause we understood
    There’s one perfect fit
    And, sugar, this one is it
    We both are so excited
    ‘Cause we’re reunited, hey, hey

    Before kick off Eboue and Gunnersaurus need to belt this Peaches & Herb number out.

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  7. Juve, Madrid and Galatasaray would be the strongest line up we’ve had I think, the emirates cup has always been a good day out especially when the sun is shinning

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  8. “Don’t blame it on Henry,
    Don’t blame it on Clichy,
    Don’t blame it on the referee,
    Blame it on Eboue.

    He just can’t, He just can’t, he just can’t control his feet,
    He just can’t, He just can’t, he just can’t control his feet.”

    Good times. We’ll have to update this one though.

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  9. Club have forgotten our recent history with these knife bearing bunch of scum. Invite another Turkish club, not these ****s

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    • Is thirteen years really ‘recent’ history? And how can you hate them, with Eboue in the team? (though they also do have Drogba…)

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      • Are you serious? We should hate them because Eboue is in the team?

        You say is 13 years really recent history, I know another father that went to that game and lost his job because of what was reported and banned and hasn’t worked since he lost his job and house because he couldn’t pay the mortgage after he was sacked for bringing the company into disrepute. He lost his tribunal unlike others that won theirs. All he got was a lousy apology 9 years later from one Piers Morgan.

        I still see him for a pint and he has lost everything, that is how recent it is!

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        • I loathe Piers Morgan. It makes me sick to my stomach that he calls himself an Arsenal fan. Doubly so that some supporters even act as if he knows what he’s talking about.

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  10. You lot and your posts should learn your history. All going on about Eboue. These dirty mugs in copenhagen and the ensuing amount of people banned by the club for defending themselves in the 2000 final was a disgrace. The club banned people for simply protecting themselves, men women and children and then the club wants to invited them over to our ground? Seems with the new stadium they want to erase our history, not for me, I will never forget those three days with my little son in tow who was frightened to death.

    The club should be ashamed of arranging this adn the people with the eboue posts need to learn a bit more than the last 6 years.

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  11. hell to the yes!! we finally get reunited with the man who brought a smile to our faces amidst the gloomy situations that had befallen Arsenal.

    Eboue shirt, mask and cape equipped!

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  12. Whenever I hear the name “Eboue” my mind immediately goes back to that crazy game against Liverpool when he conceded that 98th minute penalty just after we had scored to “win” the game.

    He was a decent squad player.

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  13. “We are only going to see Eboue, going to see Eboue”

    “We are only going to see Eboue, going to see Eboue”

    “We are only going to see Eboue, going to see Eboue”

    “We are only going to see Eboue, going to see Eboue”

    “We are only going to see Eboue, going to see Eboue”

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  14. We arrived at Copenhagen at 7.30 am to a nice welcoming party at the airport.Our Hotel was in the Turkish part of town , which was fun .There is a large Turkish population in Copenhagen .most of them where up for it all day, no wonder the Danes hate the fuckers. The Police lost control it was pretty tasty both days we were there .dont want to see those pricks at our ground ,Arsenal ask anyone else .

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  15. At a loss to see how much further our club can be dragged down by the scum on our board. Clueless, disrespectful fuckwits the lot of them.

    Talk about asking for trouble….I’m guessing that more than a few angry Gooners will be keen to settle the score back on our patch.

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  16. I’m not too keen on galatasaray coming. I suspect their fans are still after revenge for Copenhagen and I can’t think the police would be too happy. I suspect there will be trouble if they do come.

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