Former Arsenal right back Emmanuel Eboue has been arrested in London on suspicion of arson and malicious communications.
A statement from Metropolitan police read as follows:
Police investigating an alleged arson at a residential address in Enfield on Saturday, 30 June, arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of arson and malicious communications outside the address at around 17:00hrs on Saturday, 7 July.
He was taken to a north London police station where he currently remains.
In an interview with Canal+ back in February, the former Ivory coast international admitted that he is desperate to return to football, and also revealed personal issues with his family left him feeling 'abandoned':
All I want is to return to football once more. I still possess ability. I would even go to places like Baghdad or Pakistan just to play football. I don't care where.
I live with my bags already packed, as there is a chance I could be kicked out of my house. I don't have anyone by my side nowadays. I feel abandoned. I used to get on well with my children and my family, and now I am completely alone.
Eboue's last club was Sunderland, signing in 2016 on a short term loan, but the defender did not make a single appearance for the Black Cats due to the fact that he began serving a one-year ban from all football-related activity for failing to pay a former agent less than a month after signing for the club.
The defender did make an appearance for an Arsenal legends side back in June in the Bernabeu, featuring alongside the likes of Nicolas Anelka, David Seaman and Sol Campbell but the 35-year-old is reportedly struggling financially since his split from former partner Auriele, with whom he has three children.