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Emmanuel Frimpong desperate to establish himself in Ghana squad

Published on: 11 February 2013

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is desperate to establish himself as a star for club and country – just like his pal Jack Wilshere.

Fulham’s on-loan Arsenal midfielder has plenty in common with the newest star in England.

They are the same age, 21, both became Gunners aged nine and both have had promising starts in their football careers interrupted by injury.

But while Wilshere has already overcome his injury setbacks, Frimpong – who has chosen Ghana, where he was born, over England – is still trying to establish himself as a top-flight player more than a year after a cruciate injury while on loan at Wolves.

His 64 minutes at Carrow Road represented Frimpong’s first Premier League action since last February.

He said: “That is football. Sometimes you are going to get good luck, sometimes you are going to get bad luck. I have had loads of injuries but I mean to get over it just like Jack has.

"Sometimes you are going to get good luck, sometimes you are going to get bad luck.

“I am not going to make his head even bigger than it already is, though – I am not going to say he is an inspiration. But Jack is a great footballer.

“Every young player in the Premier League wants to achieve what he is doing.”

Frimpong is also hopeful a call-up for Ghana will follow but re-establishing himself at Arsenal is his main aim.

“Arsene Wenger told me to come here because there is no point sitting on the bench at Arsenal,” he said.

“He told me, ‘Show the manager what you can do, get some games under your belt and come back next season and see what happens’."


  • george says:
    February 11, 2013 02:15 pm
    real talk
  • texas says:
    February 11, 2013 02:18 pm
    True talk yapoo! and he needs to shy away from social media a bit and concentrate on his game. To me, he talks too much at times, and that will not help him as he tries to get to where Jack is now. He should just concentrate on getting healthy and playing nothing less.
  • tank God we are nt zambians says:
    February 11, 2013 01:56 pm
    go hard man
  • hafiz abdul mutallib says:
    February 11, 2013 11:57 am
    gud luk ma boy
  • yopoo says:
    February 11, 2013 09:13 am
    Train hard and mind your tackles because any time I watched you play you get booked.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    February 11, 2013 03:43 pm
    E. Frimpong a.k.a DENCH!!!
  • Pillar says:
    February 11, 2013 05:27 pm
    You are warmly welcome
  • Kwaku Tee says:
    February 12, 2013 08:41 am
    Have you forgotten he's an Oseikrom lad but he's good if he can polish his tackles talk less as you rightly said,the sky will be the limit.
  • nana ofori says:
    February 12, 2013 02:48 pm
    I wonder if de buffoon who captioned this story is sound!!! Der is no connection between this story n de n it's catchy caption. clearly, someone lacks logic or just out to deceive folks to read dis. mxm
  • wambach says:
    February 12, 2013 06:49 pm
    CHIPOLOPOLO! everywhere you go