Emmanuel Frimpong has confirmed he is close to sealing a loan move but dismissed suggestions he is on his way out of Arsenal permanently by making clear he’s not in the last year of his contract.
The 20-year-old, who has recently returned from a second prolonged spell on the sidelines, is currently way down the midfield pecking order at the Emirates and has made no bones about wanting to gain first team minutes elsewhere in the second half of the season.
Writing on Twitter Frimpong, responding to a story that was published this afternoon from a source even less reliable than Newsnight, clarified:
“Subject to rumours am not leaving afc I am positive of going on loan this week which am really excited about and I am fully commited to afc.
“And am not in my last year or looking to be sold just to clear matters thank you and going on loan to get games and cum back to arsenal” [SIC]
Arseblog News hasn’t got the foggiest where the Ghanaian will be heading out on loan, but trusts the youngster has a more fruitful spell than he did last January at Wolves when a second cruciate ligament injury forced him back to London.
On a final note, you’ve got to love goal.com and their ‘EXCLUSIVE’ stories…and by love we obviously mean loathe.