By Giuseppe Muro
Arsène Wenger says Emmanuel Frimpong and Carl Jenkinson are in contention to make their full debuts against Liverpool this weekend.
Frimpong, who impressed as a late substitute against Newcastle and Udinese, could come in to shield the back four on Saturday in place of the suspended Alex Song.
Jenkinson, who made his competitive debut as a substitute in the Champions League tie on Tuesday, may deputise for the injured Kieran Gibbs at left-back with Armand Traore also on the sidelines.
“Frimpong will be in contention when I pick my team tomorrow morning,” said Wenger on Friday. “I like him very much.“He is a fighter, he is strong in the duels, has fantastic levels of commitment and he uses the ball well with his feet.
“He was one of the players who dominated pre-season last year with Jack Wilshere and was stopped through a cruciate. I think he would have played last year.
“Jenkinson did really well at left-back the other night [against Udinese],” he added.
“I believe that he will have an impact and you will fight for him not to play for Finland.”
* The former Charlton defender has an English father and a Finnish mother. He has been capped at Under-21 level by FinlandCopyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 19 Aug 2011