Emannuel Frimpong will be a Wolverhampton Wanderers player for the rest of the season.
Wolves have been handed the Arsenal starlet on loan for the next six months in a move from the club to help nurture the 19-year-old’s experience as a Premier League player.
The Ghanaian midfielder made two league starts for the Gunners this season against Liverpool and recently in the trip to Aston Villa.
Frimpong made his step up into the first team from the youth ranks at the beginning of last season, but a serious knee injury kept him sidelined for nearly a year.
That halted his progress for a while, but the combative midfielder came back stronger this year, playing a vital starting role in the club’s Champions League qualifying tie home and away against Udinese back in August.
Despite being hyped by many as a successor to his countryman Michael Essien for his ‘tough man’ style of play, Frimpong’s aggressive nature has come under scrutiny after he was sent off for a rush tackle in his first Premier League start against Liverpool.
And to address his growth, Arsene Wenger has sent Frimpong on loan to the Molineux for guidance under Mick McCarthy.
“The reason behind it is that he is in the position of Jack Wilshere, he has the level to play with [Alex] Song in front of him. But he is somebody who needs practice; he needs the rhythm of the games.” Wenger said on the loan deal.
“Mick McCarthy told me he has a good chance to play. I also have Coquelin in this position who can play. One of the two had to go on loan, and Frimpong has a good opportunity at Wolves.”
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