As transfer deadline day approaches the final few hours, Arsenal fans across the world will surely have their eyes glued to the screen in hope that we can sign someone before the night is over. So far we have only Kim Kallstrom under our belts. Lille have apparently rejected a loan offer from Arsenal, whilst Julian Draxler seems ever more unlikely to happen by the second, despite supposedly being near to completion according to earlier reports.
Tonight Arsenal face Turkish side Fenerbahce at the Emirates, in the second leg of this Champions League qualification stage. After a very good performance in Istanbul last week, The Gunners have put themselves in a very comfortable position. A 0-3 win in Turkey was enough to end all hope for Fenerbahce and I assume that Arsenal will be going through the to the group stages of this season’s Champions League.
When it comes to football these days there aren’t many loyal players in the game. There aren’t many true football fans in the game and although I understand if you make it as a professional, the club you once supported as a kid becomes less valued because players will always want their team to win, some players continue to show the affection for their supported club, especially if it’s the club they play for.
Although Emmanuel Frimpong suffered a cruciate ligament injury while he was on loan from Arsenal to Wolverhampton, he remains confident over his recovery.
The Arsenal midfielder is confident he will return the same player he was before the terrible knee injury, once his recovery is complete. Frimpong suffered his cruciate knee ligament injury in February, and it ruled him out of football for several months.
The 20 year old is trying to recover from his second injury of this type, after the one in 2010 which sidelined him for nine months.
It’s a well known fact that over the years ever since Wenger came to the club there have always been problems regarding injuries. Arsenal players are falling to tough injuries and have to sit out whole seasons, and we can mention some starting with Wilshere, Frimpong (twice), Ramsey, Diaby, Eduardo, Van Persie and many, many others.
Wenger has even accused the opposition of targeting his players and causing the injuries intentionally, but it may be a bit more than that. The Brazilian full-back Santos was brought in last summer, and he managed to get accustomed pretty well to Premiership’s rigors showing us just how valuable a player he is, but then he got injured in the game against Olympiakos, and according to himself it was the first time he had to undergo surgery in his life.
The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong was stretchered off in the first half of Wolves 2-1 win over QPR on Saturday and he has had an anxious weekend in a brace waiting for the visit to the hospital today for the crucial MRI scan on his knee.
After missing the whole of last season thanks to a damaged cruciate ligament, he is obviously worried that the same problem has come up again, but he is keeping his spirits up while he is wating.
He tweeted to his followers yesterday: “Having scan on Monday hopefully aint serious like my cruciate last year.”
The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong Has joined Wolves on a six month loan from yesterday, and he can immediately do the Gunners a favour by helping his new team inflict some more damage to Chelsea’s title hopes by taking some points off them at Molineaux.
Frimpong can’t wait to get into the thick of it and is ready to “fight” for Wolves, starting with Chelsea today. “It’s an opportunity for me to get more games.” he said. “I’m just coming here to add more quality to the team, hopefully, and I can’t wait to get started.
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.
Arsene Wenger has taken Emmanuel Frimpong to Greece with him for the Champions League match against Olympiakos, and he says he would love to have him beside him if he went to war!
But the Frenchman believes that the Ghanaian international just needs to channel his aggression and energy into improving his game, and try not to let his emotions get to him like he did in the Liverpool game and also in the altercation with Sami Nasri last week.
Arsenal’s attacking midfielder Yossy Benayoun praised the much younger defensive midfielders at Arsenal Frimpong and Coquelin for their excellent football display in the game against Manchester City. The two managed to annihilate almost every Manchester City threat even though they are still young and have a lot to learn.
“Frimpong played with a lot of confidence and spirit,” Benayoun told Arsenal.com
“Also, he had a partner like Francis [Coquelin] in midfield who was very good for him and they controlled it.”
“Manchester City have a lot of quality players and they did a great job. In the end we were unlucky.”