Arsenal FC Transfer News: Frimpong set for loan move
Arsenal’s Emmanuel Frimpong has rejected claims he will be shown the exit door at the Emirates in January, but will be going out on loan in the near future. It is believed Championship side Wolves are considering a loan bid for the defensive midfielder to replace suspended captain Karl Henry.
Frimpong, who has been at Arsenal since he was nine years old, broke into the first-team last season and was sent on loan to Wolves to help the West Midlands club in their failed efforts to avoid relegation from the Premier League. The midfielder’s spell at Molineux was short-lived however following a serious knee injury in February.
Since returning from the sidelines, Frimpong has made two appearances in the Capital One Cup for the Gunners but has failed to claim a place in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI despite the sale of Alex Song in the summer. Mirror Football claims the Ghanaian will be ousted in January, but Frimpong has denied he plans on leaving, and rejected the notion that he is in the last year of his contract.
The 20-year-old tweeted late last night: “Subject to rumours am not leaving afc I am positive of going on loan this week which am really excited about and I am fully committed to afc.
“And am not in my last year or looking to be sold just to clear matters thank you and going on loan to get games and cum back to arsenal.”
It is believed the midfielder, who was capped six times for England U17s but has pledged his international alliegence to Ghana, will now return to Molineux in what will be his second loan spell for the club.
Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is hoping the Arsenal man can fill in for Karl Henry, who is serving a three match ban following a red card against Brighton on Saturday.
“We’ve discussed him [Frimpong] and he has a relationship with Wolverhampton, but it’s also important he’s 100 per cent fit when he comes here and is ready, so we don’t lose a month,” said Solbakken.
“I can’t say I know in detail about his fitness because he hasn’t played many games.
“We’re monitoring the situation. But I don’t want to underestimate the players here either. It’s a balance. We’re not panicking over the situation with Karl.
“If we sign someone, it’s important it’s someone with other qualities,” he added.