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Ex-Arsenal defender Eboue joins Sunderland on short-term deal

Sunderland have completed the signing of former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue on a deal until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old right-back, who has been without a club since being released from Galatasaray last summer, began training with the Black Cats in February.

On Thursday, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce confirmed the club had offered Eboue a short-term deal to remain at the Stadium of Light and that has now been signed.

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Eboue will now compete with DeAndre Yedlin, Billy Jones and Adam Matthews for the right-back position and could make his Sunderland debut in the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle at St James' Park on March 20.

Sunderland currently sit in 17th place in the Premier League, just a point above the relegation zone with nine matches of the season remaining.