Jul 21

Frimpong rewarded with start against Sturm Graz

Emmanuel Frimpong has been rewarded for his hard-working performance at Barnet by being given a place in the starting eleven against Austrian side Sturm Graz.

Frimpong, 18, is a product of the Gunners’ successful Hale End academy and manager Arsene Wenger is said to have been pleased by the youngster’s work ethic in training and on the pitch.

New signing Marouane Chamakh is handed a start upfront, while the World Cup players are not involved at all due to their lack of pre-match training.

Confirmed Starting XI & Subs

Nordtveit – Djourou – Vermaelen – Traore
Wilshere – Frimpong – Nasri
Walcott – Chamakh – Arshavin

Subs: Szczesny (GK), Koscielny, Gibbs, Eastmond, Lansbury, Rosicky, Emmanuel-Thomas.


18 Responses to “Frimpong rewarded with start against Sturm Graz”

  1. damstar says:

    am starting to suspect almunia is on his way out!!! :)

  2. Oli says:

    He must be going Alumunia, wasnt in the world cup, and not even in the squad, Wenger surely looking at new goalie then, cant say Fabianski is starting :O!!

  3. Gooner says:


  4. Nommosi says:

    He’s just come back from injury and you could see his arm bandaged in the training fotos, so i suspect thats the reason.

  5. Murt says:

    FABIAN BARTHEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. WillyG says:

    Hope Frimpong has another good game…I hope Almunia stays on the bench such is my concern that he might get sick again :-)

  7. dave says:

    no guys, each of the 4 goalies will be getting 45 mins out of the 180 (in 2 games)so he will start the next one or come on as sub in the next one

  8. WillyG says:

    Here is a link to the game http://www.atdhe.net/21342/watch-sturm-graz-vs-arsenal nice goal by Nasri 1-0

  9. Bala says:

    Where is theo. He is not even in the bench. Hope he is not injured again

  10. Gooner Chris says:

    @Bala: Walcott’s playing.

  11. Impeccable1 says:

    Impressed by Frimpong in this game.He looks a really energetic and tidy player. He keeps it simple, that is,he tackles, closes down, wins the ball and makes the simple pass to the creative players. He might be a good find; lets keep an eye on him as he might be the cover for Song.

  12. gunner786 says:

    im impressed with nasri in this game, he looks hungry and angry at the same time

  13. chris says:

    nasri looooking good!

  14. arsenal fan says:

    anyone know the second half team

  15. The Left Hand Of HENRY says:

    who is that beast wearing no.11 … is it jet with his hair cut

  16. Coplan says:

    JET is READY.

  17. Jpossie says:

    I agree JET needs to hang around I’d like to see him move up the pecking order. He has size and skill. We can use him.

  18. American Gooner says:

    once again frimpong was outstanding. he never lost the ball and only got beat once. he constantly closed down play. top player for the future and far better than eastmond and even denilson in that role. nasri was excellent, as was jet. nordveidt also good.


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