Emmanuel Frimpong has left AFC Eskilstuna, his third club in three years since leaving Arsenal in 2014.
The Ghanaian midfielder spent his entire youth career with Arsenal from 2001 to 2011, before progressing to the senior team. However, after 14 appearances for Arsenal in 2011/12 Frimpong went on loan to Wolves, and never really found his way back into the team.
Emmanuel’s time in London will mostly be remembered for his rap career, and his fiery nature, with a red card against Liverpool and clashes with his former teammate, Samir Nasri. During a match against Manchester City, Frimpong argued with Nasri during the match, whilst leaving the pitch and reportedly didn’t stop in the tunnel either.
Arsenal fans loved Frimpong for this. When Nasri left Arsenal he gave a series of unnecessarily confrontational interviews about the club and its supporters, but nonetheless Frimpong joined Barnsley in a January transfer in 2014 despite becoming a cult figure.
Having been sent off on his debut and only managing nine appearances for the club, Frimpong moved to Ufa, then Arsenal Tula, then AFC Eskilstuna in Sweden, in the hope of kick-starting his career.
Although he made more appearances in half a season for his new club than he managed at Arsenal Tula, Frimpong is now reportedly on the move again, according to Fotbolltransfers.com.
The Swedish site quotes AFC’s sports director Azad Budak who said the club had hoped to keep Frimpong, but that “you must at the same time have an understanding that the family is most important” and that they “do not expect (Anel) Raskaj or Frimpong to play more for us (AFC Eskilstuna) this season”.
Hopefully he can resolve whatever issues caused this and find a new club as soon as possible.