Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Eboue sad... Former Arsenal man misses out on World Cup place to potential Gunners signing

Arsenal target Serge Aurier has denied Emmanual Eboue a place in the Ivory Coast's World Cup squad.

The Toulouse right-back, who has been scouted by the Gunners man in France Gilles Grimandi as the north Londoners look at options to replace Bacary Sagna, has made the 28-man squad named for the tournament in Brazil today.

Aurier has been tipped to join Arsenal should Sagna leave in the summer.

The 21-year-old Ivory Coast international would cost Arsenal around £7.5million.

Ivory Coast's provisional 28-man squad

Goalkeepers: Barry Boubacar Copa, Sylvain Gbohouo, Badra Ali, Sayouba Mandé.

Defenders: Kolo Touré, Bamba Soueleiman, Didier Zokora, Serge Aurier, Arthur Boka, Angoua Brou Benjamin, Diarrassouba Viera, Constant Djakpa, Brice Dja Djédjé, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro.

Midfielders: Yaya Touré, Tioté Cheick, Serey Dié Geoffroy, Max-Alain Gradel, Diomandé Ismaël, Didier Ya Konan.

Attackers: Gervinho, Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, Wilfried Bony, Seydou Doumbia, Mathis Bolly, Lacina Traoré, Giovani Sio.

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