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Arsenal give up on midfielder and decide to sell

Frimpong appears to have failed to make the grade (©GettyImages)
Frimpong appears to have failed to make the grade (©GettyImages).

Arsenal will not offer a new deal to academy graduate Emmanuel Frimpong and are ready to let him leave in January.

Frimpong has been with the Gunners since he was nine years old, joining at the same time as fellow midfielder Jack Wilshere, but a report from Goal.com suggests this season will be his last.

The 20-year-old’s Emirates Stadium contract expires come the end of the season, and the report claims Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come to the belief that Frimpong is not going to make the requisite grade to be a first team regular.

It also claims Championship side Wolves are keen to take him on loan in the January transfer window – Frimpong was at the midlands club on a temporary deal last season when he ruptured his cruciate knee ligament.

Recent weeks have seen him return to full training following his injury, but he is yet to appear for the Arsenal first team and has only played in reserve fixtures and the Capital One Cup.

The report claims Wenger has been disappointed with Frimpong’s development since being promoted from the youth ranks, as well as being unimpressed with his discipline issues relating to Twitter.

It suggests the Emirates Stadium club will let Frimpong see out the rest of his contract if they are unable to get a fee for him during the January transfer window.

Topics:
Arsenal
Football
Championship
Premier League
Emmanuel Frimpong
Jack Wilshere
Wolverhampton Wanderers

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