Frimpong thrilled with Arsenal playing return

Emmanuel Frimpong is thrilled to be back in action for Arsenal.

Emmanuel Frimpong is thrilled to be back in action for Arsenal.

Frimpong, 20, made his own long-awaited return to action last night, coming on as a substitute to end seven months out after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while on loan at Wolves during February.

It was a second potential career-ending injury for the Ghana-born midfielder, who suffered a similar problem in his left knee two years ago.

Frimpong said on Arsenal Player: "It feels good to be back after so much hard work in the gym, and I am just pleased to be playing football again.

"I am a footballer, all I want to do is get out there and help my team, whether I am fit enough to play or fit enough to be in the squad.

"I just want to be out there with the lads and helping Arsenal progress."

Frimpong relished heading full-on into the physical challenges again.

"It is quite important when you come back from a big injury. You want people to knock you about a bit. I got one, but I wanted more," he said.

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