Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Arsenal suffers 'massive blow' with Frimpong injury
Guardian, August 20th, 2010 6:16AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

A day after it announced that French international Samir Nasri would be sidelined for a month with a knee injury, Arsenal lost Ghanaian-born midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong for as much as nine months after he injured his knee in training.

"That is a massive blow," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the club's online TV channel. "A cartilage is three to four weeks but a cruciate like the one Frimpong did yesterday is six to nine months,''

The 18-year-old Frimpong, injured playing with the reserves in Ireland, was born in Ghana but moved to England when he was nine and has played for national youth teams in his adopted country. He is rated by Wenger as one of the top young Gunner players.

"He is a bit less of a dribbler," said Wenger, "but he is a fighter and he is a winner/ Here you have a boy who can choose between England and Ghana, so if I was in your place I would have no hesitation and invite him very quickly to play for England. I think he will have a big future."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
MLS MVP Finalists Still Alive     
For the first time since 2010, all three MLS MVP finalists still have a chance of ...
Toure, Ivory Coast Confirm AFCON Participation     
Manchester City will increase its efforts to extend Frank Lampard's loan from New York City FC ...
Marseille Officials Implicated in Raids     
Ligue 1 leader Marseille is still in shock after fifteen current and past officials at the ...
Report: Qatari Whistleblower Fears for Safety     
Former Qatar 2022 bid worker Phaedra Almajid fears for her safety after FIFA ethics judge Joachim ...
Report: FIFA's Anti-Corruption Case in 'Disarray'    
FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia are meeting on Thursday to discuss the ...
Boca, River Square off in Copa Sudamericana Semis    
Buenos Aires archrivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are set to meet in the Copa Sudamericana ...
Report: Real to Receive $2 Million for Modric's Injury     
AS reports that FIFA will compensate Real Madrid with 1.6 million euros ($2 million) for the ...
Liverpool's Sturridge Out Six Weeks     
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has picked up yet another injury and is now set to miss ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives