Emmanuel Frimpong
Emmanuel Frimpong

Emmanuel Frimpong

Emmanuel left Arsenal in Janury 2014 to join Championship side Barnsley.

An energetic, box-to-box presence, the midfielder made 16 appearances for Arsene Wenger's side having struggled with injuries as he looked to break into the first team.

Emmanuel Frimpong Profile

Born January 10, 1992
Ghana
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 26
Previous Club(s) Wolves (loan), Charlton (loan)

An integral part of the 2009 FA Youth Cup-winning side, he made his first-team debut at Newcastle on the opening day of the 2011/12 season – making a fine first start against Liverpool the following week. He then spent a loan stint at Wolves, before further spells at Charlton Athletic and Fulham.

Emmanuel also achieved at international level, winning his first full cap for Ghana in the World Cup qualifier against Sudan in March 2013. 

The midfielder spent the remainder of the 2013/14 season at Barnsley before joining Russian Premier League side FC Ufa, following Barnsley's relegation to League One.

My Year

  • 2013/14
  • 2012/13
  • 2011/12
  • 2010/11

August

Emmanuel was an unused sub for all four of Arsenal's games in August.

September

Emmanuel did not feature for the first team in September.

October

Emmanuel did not feature for the first team in October.

November

Emmanuel did not feature for the first team in November.

December

Emmanuel did not feature for the first team in December.

January

Emmanuel did not feature for the first team in January.

August

Emmanuel continued his recovery from a knee injury.

September

Emmanuel made his long-awaited return after recovering from a serious knee injury. He was a second-half substitute in the Capital One Cup win against Coventry. Arsene Wenger was delighted to have him back, saying: "Once you’re back, you want so much a chance to be involved. Physically Emmanuel has never been as fit as he is now. That should come out in the next two months."

October

Emmanuel made one appearance in October as he continued to make his recovery from long-term injury. The midfielder played for an hour against Reading at the end of the month.

November

Emmanuel was loaned out to Championship side Charlton Athletic in November, and made his debut in their 1-1 draw against Huddersfield.

December

Emmanuel spent December on loan at Charlton Athletic, where he featured regularly.

January

Emmanuel was an unused substitute against both Chelsea and West Ham United. The midfielder was loaned out to Fulham at the end of the month.

March

Emmanuel featured intermittently on loan at Fulham during March, playing the final 10 minutes as Martin Jol’s men defeated QPR at Craven Cottage.

April

Emmanuel came off the bench as Fulham secured victory over Queens Park Rangers in a fiery London derby at Craven Cottage. The midfielder was also a second-half substitute in the home defeat to Chelsea.

May

Emmanuel picked up a knee injury in Fulham's final game of the season, against Swansea at Liberty Stadium. The midfielder underwent surgery after the game and is expected to return to training in two months.

August

Emmanuel made his first team debut as a late substitute against Newcastle, before adding to his tally with another appearance off the bench against Udinese. The young midfielder then started in the team's Emirates Stadium season curtain-raiser against Liverpool, sadly picking up a red card in the second half. Emmanuel returned for the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League qualifier against Udinese to help the Gunners progress to the Group Stages.

September

Emmanuel enjoyed another solid month for Arsenal, starting the team's victories over Swansea, Shrewsbury and Olympiacos to keep himself firmly on the radar of boss Arsene Wenger. A cameo in the hard-earned draw in Dortmund helped his European education too.

October

Emmanuel made one starting appearance for the Gunners during the month, playing the full 90 minutes as Arsenal sealed their place in the Quarter-Finals of the Carling Cup. There was also a late substitute appearance against Stoke for the Ghana-born midfielder.

November

Emmanuel featured once, impressing with a tenacious performance in the Carling Cup defeat against Manchester City.

December

Emmanuel started in the team's Premier League victory over Aston Villa, as well as playing the whole match in Greece as Arsenal went down 3-1 against Olympiacos.

March

Emmanuel continued his recovery from a knee injury picked up while on loan with Wolves.

January

Emmanuel moved to Wolves until the end of the season on January 2 and played three times during the month. However he suffered an eye injury against Aston Villa in a challenge with Stiliyan Petrov.

April

Emmanuel remained sidelined with a knee injury.

May

Emmanuel continued to recover from a knee injury.

December

Emmanuel continued his recovery from the serious knee injury he suffered at the start of the season. Arsene Wenger had positive news when giving an update on his progress: “He is coming along well for a guy who has a cruciate,” said the manager. “You count nine months and it is now nearly six. He is close to running and in one month he should start to play in training.”

April

Emmanuel came off the bench to complete 22 minutes for the Reserves against Sunderland and mark his return from the serious knee injury he suffered towards the end of pre-season. The combative midfielder made his comeback after eight months on the sidelines that saw him miss virtually the whole of the season.