As if the Arsenal manager didn’t have enough on his mind at the moment, midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong wants to give Arsene Wenger a selection headache. Of the righteous kind!
The youngster made only his second first team appearance in last night’s 1-0 win over Udinese, and while he recognises his chance has come because of high profile absences and injures, he’s determined to take it.
“I’ve been training hard to get into the first team and now the boss has given me my chance to shine”, he said. “There’s always the possiblity when big players leave that you can get into the team and I hope that if I get my chance I will take it and show what I can do”
Frimpong praised last night’s opponents but is sure that Arsenal can build on the lead they’ll take to Italy in two weeks time.
“I thought Udinese were a very technical team, they played good attacking football and they put us to the test but hopefully when we go to Italy we can win without conceding and go through. We’ve won today and not conceded but to be fair they could have scored a couple of goals. In the second leg hopefully we’ll show them that we are a good team and win the game”.
The 19 year old could start his first Premier League game this weekend against Liverpool due to injury and suspension. Thankfully he’s built like a brick shithouse and will, hopefully, smash the scousers like they smash mugs.