Promising Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is being tipped for a loan move away from the club. The 20-year-old had a spell at Wolves earlier this year but he picked up a serious knee injury during spell at Molyneux that has kept him out of action for almost nine months although he looks set to make his return in tonight’s Capital One Cup tie at Reading.
“I still don’t think I am 100 per cent right. I don’t want to push myself if I’m not ready – I don’t think I am ready for the Arsenal first-team yet,” Frimpong said yesterday.
Speculation suggests Frimpong could move away from the Emirates for a spell in order to pick up some much-needed match fitness after playing for the Gunners’ under-21 side in recent weeks. He picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury during Wolves’ clash with QPR at the beginning of February.
Arsenal to increase German Presence
Meanwhile, Arsenal look set to step up their scouting network in Germany. The club’s existing scouting network in the country has recruited youngsters Serge Gnabry and Thomas Eisfeldover the past couple of years and chief scout Steve Rowley has spent an increasing amount of time in the country putting the new system in place.
Arsenal scouts extensively watched Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze last season attending every single game played by the Germany international until he pledged his future to the Bundesliga champions.
Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker are both regular German players in the Arsenal side but Arsene Wenger is looking at recruiting young German players before they become established – and more expensive – first-team players.
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