It was reported a few weeks ago that Wolverhampton Wanderers were trying to persude Arsene Wenger to allow Emmanuel Frimpong to move to Molineaux in January, and although Aston Villa also showed interest in taking the young Arsenal midfielder it seems that Wolves have got the final nod.
The BBC reports that talks are still ongoing but the 19 year-old is expected to finally sign on Monday for a loan at Wolves until the end of the season.
I personally thought that Frimpong was Arsenal’s best backup for Alexander Song, but we can only assume that Wenger is expecting Abou Diaby to be fit very soon to act as cover in the defensive midfield department, and of course Jack Wilshere is fully expected to be back in the squad in about a months time.
I understand that Wenger wants Frimpong to get an extended run of first-team football, and he wouldn’t have let him go to Wolves without a promise from Mick McCarthy that he will be used, but I’m a little worried that Alex Song may get injured and Diaby could very easily succumb to yet another setback before his ankle returns to normal.
I guess there is always Francis Coquelin who has been impressive when given his chance in the first team…..