Arsenal Ready To Sell Midfielder After Deciding Against New Contract Offer

By on November 12, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal could sell Emmanuel Frimpong.

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Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong this January after deciding against offering him a new contract.

The Mirror are one of several news outlets who’ve covered this story and claim that Arsene Wenger has decided not to offer him a new deal due to concerns over his attitude and discipline. With his contract running out at the end of the season, the boss is now ready to sell in January rather than lose the tough-tackling midfielder for nothing in the summer.

Frimpong has seen his Gunners career blighted by injury after suffered two serious knee ligament injuries over the past three seasons. He has been at the club since he was nine years old and came through the clubs academy but it seems his time in north London could be about to end.

Many expected Frimpong to be handed a new deal after successfully overcoming his latest knee injury and a loan move looked likely in January to get his match sharpness back. However, it’s now claimed that he’ll move on permanently when the window re-opens with Wolves said to be interested.

The 20-year-old spent time on loan with Wolves last season before seeing his time with the club cut-short by injury but there are doubts over whether the player would want to drop down to the Championship as he would favour a move to a Premier League side.

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If this story is true and Frimpong does leave in January, this will be a sad end for a player who’s spent over 10 years at the club. I had high hopes from Frimmy as he always gives 100% on the pitch and he seems to get on well with a lot of the lads at the club, but with the likes of Wilshere, Arteta, Diaby and now Coquelin all ahead of him in the midfield pecking order, it was always going to be difficult for him to make a breakthrough.

Hopefully we’ll see him go to a Premier League club because he’s better than the Championship. Someone like Fulham or maybe Aston Villa would be a good home for him. Whatever happens, we wish him well.

Are you disappointed if Frimpong leaves? Get involved in the comments section.

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24 Comments

  1. hottspring

    November 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    a young talent who didn’t get enough league exposure due to injuries. we wish him well in all his endeavors.

  2. roger ashley

    November 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    YES

  3. Hard Ogura

    November 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    we should retain such young promising talent and sell off the mature dead wood in a team like squillace, chama, bendner, Diaby who has also become a liability, Rosicky, Djouro, now Santos, Fabiaski etc whom we have tried and can’t deliver anymore to our expectations.

    This guy even Wenger wanted him to be signed by England, an indication of how good he is to let me go like that will be a regret in a season or two. watch the space!

  4. chris from Cambridge

    November 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Not much point in keeping both Coquelin and Frimpong.

  5. davi

    November 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hope this isn’t true. He’s actually the sort of powerful central player we’re missing at the moment. He showed for Wolves that he’s capable of dominating PL midfields, and could be a really useful player for us in the future.

  6. davi

    November 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    If this is true, then it is another bad decision by the club wrt wages and contracts. We can’t afford to keep this promising young player who can’t contain his love for the club and has already shown on many occasions he can hold his own and even dominate PL midfields physically, while we’re willing to give 50k pw contracts to players who cannot be relied on to turn up when they’re really needed?!
    For his age, he’s one of the strongest midfielders I’ve ever seen, he has a decent level of talent and most importantly has great confidence and a clear desire to win games and help his team-mates. Once he get’s through these injury problems, he’ll become a reliable midfielder who will always carry the fight to the opposition – something that’s clearly lacking from this arsenal side. OK, his injury problems carry a risk, but this one is worth it imho.

  7. topemagnus

    November 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    IMO, Sell CoQ who shy away from the ball and keep dench who wants it no matter what.

  8. Zaidovski

    November 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    F*ck him and others like Ramsey and all the other garbage over rated youth !!
    Frimpong and others are the reason we are so crap. We need more like arteta and Cazorla and not garbage like Ramsey !!
    Fans that are attached to this welsh/ English players crap are destroying this club.
    Even Wilshire is over rated and showed how useless he is !!!
    Arsenal will never be anything unless Wenger leaves and a new foreign manager comes and sells all the useless English youth that is costing us dearly.

    • Goonerboyo

      November 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Wenger may actually be making a decision here rather than his customary procrastination. There will be medical grounds tho I know nothing of his attitude. If he is physically vulnerable the goodbye and best wishes Emmanuel.

      • Aussie Gunner

        November 13, 2012 at 12:33 am

        Same thing can be said about Diaby, spends more time off the field then on it, we should get rid of him first,then think about young talent like Frimpong.

      • fynch

        November 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

        why not start with diaby ?why fripong who is just a starter.

    • Omoshebi

      November 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Good talk my guy Arsene Wenger and Ramsey are racking the team spirit Ramsey has nothing to offer arsenal since when his brother (wenger) as been given him chances to play good footbal still giving us a bad result all the time I dont really know what Ramsey is still doing in that team him and his brother kill match against Fulham when ashavin his on bench and he made a sub ramsey to replace cocuine. My friend tell all the fans out there that Ramsey is not whot arsenal first tell arsene wenger to sell or loan ramsey if he want moved forward

  9. edward owen

    November 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    We are a selling club.

    • Goonerboyo

      November 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      Wish we were. Then we wouldn’t have Squillaci, Santos, Djourou, Chamakh, etc etc. we are a club who sells its bet players because they want to leave because Wenger has lost his way and our performances suffer as good to mediocre players drift in and out of form in a purposeless shambles devoid of clarity purpose meaning and strategy.
      A rudderless ship rather than a headless chicken, whose energy might be preferable. New rudder, new sails, new skipper, new ownership new ship needed!

  10. sube

    November 13, 2012 at 1:50 am

    He is not contributing to our cause right now,is he? Won’t make any difference if he leaves.

  11. Jozee@zambia

    November 13, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Mrning gooners

  12. Shibin

    November 13, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I wud be reali sad if frimpong leaves.. Hez a true gunner.. Hez jst 20 nd shud be moulded.. Players like squillaci, chamakh, bendtner needs to be sold first if ars reali cares abt d wages

  13. Phylgunner

    November 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

    so disapponting! i thought he was going to be our new veira

  14. fynch

    November 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

    fripong loves the club,believes in the club,knows the club’s history,has what we need in the middle ‘power’,he is young,he will bring competition,cost us nothing,beta than squilahi,chamak,almunia,santos,benthner,djoru. why do u want to sell this guy.wenger are u deaf and blind,cant u talk or u are not seeing ? another wrong decision .chelsea,mancity,liverpool,real,bayern,barca etc all have minimum of 2 matured natural defensive midfielders and we wana sell the one we av.why ?how much are we paying him ? think !

  15. Kofi

    November 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Lies. Because he opted out of playing for England he has a bad attitude.

  16. chris

    November 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    How can you lose a 20 year old for nothing when their contract runs out?
    No Bosman freebies for under 23′s.
    Lazy journalism.

  17. Laughter

    November 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    If wenger can calm ova dis guy,arsenal wil enjoy him very soon,cos he is skillful nd agile jst need more xperience 2, cos 4 nw arsenal don’t av any stamina midfielda,dats y dat no body in arsenal dat can match d strenght of ryan of fulham in midfield nd it cost dem alot.let wenger think twice.YWNWA

  18. Rocket

    November 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Frim would die for this club we need players like him around we truly need a defensive midfielder give him a last try Arteta is playing in the wrong position he was far more effective at Everton once again Wenger makes a mistake WENGER OUT WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH he keeps selling our best players watch Walcott will be gone i am tired of this tippy tappy football were playing as well we cant even beat the relegation teams anymore

  19. okello collins

    November 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    im fade up with news in afc.we need new management and owners so that we start winning trophies.

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