Done Deal: Sunderland sign Emmanuel Eboue on a short-term deal

Sunderland have completed the signing of former Arsenal full-back Emmanuel Eboue until the end end of the current campaign.

The former Ivory Coast defender had been without a club since leaving the Turkish giants Galatasaray at the end of previous season, but has been training with the the Black over the past few weeks.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has decided to sign the 32-year-old on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Eboue spent majority of his career (eight seasons) in the English Premier League with the Gunners, making 214 appearances for the north Londoners and helping them to the Champions League final in 2006.

He joined Galatasaray in 2011 and won three Super Lig titles with the club. His last competitive appearances came almost two years ago.

Eboue will now look to help Sunderland stay in the Premiership this season, with one point separating the club from the relegation zone.