The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has only recently returned from injury and Arsene Wenger thinks that he now needs some regular first team football to get himself back into shape. With the midfielders currently at Arsenal’s disposal, Frimpong is unlikely to get much playing time at the moment so Wenger has arranged for the Ghana international to go on loan to Charlton until January.
Strangely enough, Charlton was the team that helped Alex Song improve enough to become an Arsenal first-team regular, and Frimpong is hoping that this loan period help him to emulate Song. Frimpong said: “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.”
“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,”
“At the moment they are in the Championship, but I am just here to get playing and help the team push up the table.
“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.”
All Arsenal fans can only hope that he doesn’t get too committed to Charlton’s cause and come back with another injury like his loan to Wolves. A fully-fit Frimpong could be exactly what Arsenal need in front of their defence in the second half of the season….