Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Emmanuel Eboue has signed a new long-term contract.
The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international joined from Beveren in 2005 and has over 200 first-team appearances to his name.
Although Eboue has only made five Premier League starts for the Gunners this term he remains a useful member of Wenger's squad.
The French tactician has now confirmed Eboue has committed his future to the club and that he put pen-to-paper at least a month ago.
"He extended his contract one or two months ago. It is a long-term deal," he revealed on the club's official website.
The turn of the New Year means the transfer window is now open and Wenger is not ruling out bringing fresh faces to Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners swooped for Andrey Arshavin in the January window in 2009 and Arsenal's manager says he will strike a deal if the right opportunity presents itself.
"I haven't ruled out signings," he continued. "If I have an outstanding opportunity, maybe I will take it.
"I do not want to sit here and say we won't, then people can come back and say 'but you said you wouldn't sign anyone'.
"There's still a big chance we won't sign anyone because it's difficult to find better players than what we have, but if there's an exceptional opportunity, you never know."