Time for Frimpong to step up at Arsenal?

Emmanuel Frimpong has been at Arsenal since 2001 when he was only aged 9. He played in the youth academy with his good friend and now Arsenal regular Jack Wilshere and has progressed through the Arsenal ranks swiftly. With much training and polishing under the Arsenal youth system, Frimpong is now promoted to the Arsenal first team.

There have been talks of Frimpong about to take a potential loan deal with teams such as Cardiff or Wolves. These loan deals may be essential to the development of Frimpong as the valuable experience he gets from playing time will help him in his Arsenal career in future. A player that has made full use of his loan deal would be Jack Wilshere where his time at Bolton Wanderers has given him much needed Premier League experience. Wilshere then turned the experience to his advantage and he was named in the PFA team of the year last season.

However, Frimpong has said recently the only transfer he wants would be to be in the first 11 of Arsenal. Frimpong wants a chance with the team and he wants to prove himself. However, he has to impress Arsene Wenger with a couple of things.

Firstly, he must impress Arsene during training. He is a tough tackler and he must show that he has what it takes to play for the team by showing initiative and putting in real effort in the training pitch when the lights are off.

Next, he must also improve his temper and cheekiness. What he did to Nasri in the tunnel during the league cup match was absolutely legendary and he impressed the Arsenal fans. However, he must learn when to be cool headed and not get frustrated easily. His red card showing against Liverpool certainly did not win over many supporters.

Whether Frimpong would get a chance in future would all depend on himself. Hopefully he can impress Arsene and be a great Arsenal player in years to come.