Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong will fight tooth and nail to make a success of his fledgling Gunners career, and has set his sights on a first team breakthrough next year.

The 19-year-old starlet is highly rated by manager Arsene Wenger, but saw his progress halted after an anterior cruciate ligament injury ruled him out for much of the last campaign.

Now back fit and raring to go, Frimpong is targeting a strong pre-season, in an attempt to put himself in contention for a starting berth in the Arsenal first team.

Recent reports have suggested that the Ghanaian-born youngster may be loaned out next season in order to give him the chance for first team football.

But Frimpong is determined to succeed at Arsenal, and is ready to take his opportunity when it comes, just as Gunners teammate Jack Wilshere did last season.


He pinpointed Wilshere's rise to prominence, after finishing the season as Arsenal fans' player of the year, as an inspiration for his future aspirations.

While his immediate future may be uncertain, one thing that isn't is Frimpong's burning desire to remain at the Emirates Stadium, when he took to Twitter to post his thoughts:

"Arsenal FC is pumping through my veins," he said. "I will never leave Arsenal even if I get released I will beg on both knees to stay they're going to have to escort me [out]."

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