Former Arsenal star Eboue arrested

Eboue admitted last year of his plight after being banned from playing football due to a contractual dispute with his former agent.

His short-term contract with Sunderland was subsequently rescinded and the player revealed the heartbreaking story of his depression.

The 35-year-old has now been detained by police, who are investigating an 'alleged arson and malicious communications'.

"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," read the statement from the Metropolitan police.

"He was taken to a north London police station where he currently remains."