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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