Charlton loanee Frimpong wants to be Arsenal’s next Song

Emmanuel Frimpong is planning to use his loan spell at Charlton Athletic to force his way into the Arsenal first team.

Emmanuel Frimpong is planning to use his loan spell at Charlton Athletic to force his way into the Arsenal first team.

The hard-tackling 19-year old midfielder is back to fitness following the knee injury he sustained on loan with Wolves last season and is looking to make a big impact at The Valley so he can become Alex Song’s predecessor at the Emirates Stadium.

Song, who had a similar spell with the Addicks back in 2007, departed Arsenal for Barcelona in the summer.

"I'm very happy to be here. I know Charlton is a good club which has been in the Premier League for a number of years," said Frimpong. "At the moment they are in the Championship, but I am just here to get playing and help the team push up the table.

"Training has been very good. There have been loads of games and the lads are just enjoying the training, which is nice to see. Everyone is competing to play on the weekend.

"The whole reason why I'm here is to play games. I have been injured and for me to come back and play straight away in the Arsenal team is a big ask. The manager just told me to come here, play a few games until January and see what happens.

"Hopefully I can follow in Alex's footsteps. He came here when Charlton were in the Premier League and he did very well to help the team. He improved his game and that is why after he left he went to play in the Arsenal first team. Hopefully I can follow in his footsteps and do the same thing."

 

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