It’s been four years since Emmanuel Frimpong was first loaned out by Arsenal, and two years since he left the club permanently.
Yet the Ghanaian will never let us forget about him.
Frimpong is the man who helped coin the once mildly popular term ‘Dench’. That’s about his most significant achievement.
The beginning of the end at Arsenal came in 2012 when he was loaned to Wolves. That preceded temporary spells at Charlton and Fulham, before he was eventually sold to Barnsley in 2014.
It became clear that Frimpong’s career wouldn’t amount to much when he lasted just four months at the Tykes.
The midfielder has spent the past two years in Russia, signing for Arsenal Tula in August after he was released by FC Ufa.
Through his Twitter page, Frimpong has managed to remain in the public eye. He regularly expresses his thoughts about his former team, whom he is a huge supporter of.
“Thank you Arsenal,” he tweeted after the 4-1 win against Sunderland this past weekend.
Frimpong won’t be remembered at Arsenal for anything he achieved on the pitch, but some alleged quotes from Arsene Wenger’s former assistant, Pat Rice, suggest he felt he was quite an imposing figure off the pitch.
One Twitter user brought to Frimpong’s attention that he used to bully ex-Arsenal winger Gervinho.
“Gervinho was bullied the most, three players Frimpong, Wilshere and Jenkinson all had warnings for calling him ‘Retardinho’,” Rice apparently wrote.
Frimpong denied those claims on Twitter this afternoon.
“False false false Never would disrespect a senior pro @GervinhOfficial like that am sure neither would jack or jenko,” he wrote.