Frimpong: “It’s a big opportunity”

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Arsenal youngster Emmanuel Frimpong admits that this summer is a chance for him to stake a place in the first team squad this season.

The combative midfielder missed out last year after picking up a cruciate knee injury following an impressive pre-season. Speaking to Arsenal Player he revealed he’s still working on his fitness, saying, “The more time I spend on the pitch the more confident I feel. I’m still not 100% fit but that will come. I just have to be patient”.

And as one of the only youth team players to make the trip to Asia he knows that good performances could very well keep him in the manager’s mind for the season ahead.

“It’s big opportunity for me to show what I can do”, he said. “I’m here to impress the first team and to get in the squad, so when I’m here I have to train 100% and give it my all”.

Although highly thought of, the youngster has yet to make a first team start for the club. It seems Wenger will run the rule over him during pre-season and then decide whether to keep him at the Emirates or send him on loan for the campaign.

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Perry
Perry

Is he not already better than Denilson at DM? He showed in pre-season last summer that for the DM role he’s ahead of both Denilson and Diaby. DM comes to him naturally.

rains
rains

I hope this boy impresses. It’ll be one less signing to have to worry about.
He looked good in preseason last year before he got mangled, so fingers well and truly crossed for him, with lucky rabbits foots and all.

rains
rains

or feet, as it were.

I agree, he seems a more natural DM, with a much higher “work” rate than Denilson.

William
William

Well, that’s the league in the bag then.

cliff
cliff

Another “like a new signing”.

Midfield Corporal
Midfield Corporal

When vieira, anelka, cole broke into the first team they had experienced players to help guide them, I feel sorry for players like Frimpong, he has JW, Ramsey, Song, etc, who are still developing their own game and aren’t really in a position to offer guidance when they haven’t done it themselves. A gilberto figure would be a much greater help to him IMO.

Lord Teddy Ears

He will be like a new signing so why dont we sell Cesc Nasri and song

Professor Plum
Professor Plum

I hope he does well.

goonergal
goonergal

He has grown up with Jack ~ can’t wait to see them playing together