At the age of 27, former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has announced his retirement from football.
Emmanuel Frimpong, actually came through Arsenal’s youth academy, he made six appearance at the emirates stadium during his time before he joined Barnsley in January 2014.
In 2017 Emmanuel played for Ermis Aradippou but struggled to overcome a knee injury in the last five years.
“I have decided to retire from professional football, but with great sadness” said Frimpong on Twitter.
“I have had problems with my knee for the last five years or so and have got back to playing at a professional level.
“I haven’t been in action since Novermber 2017 because I had a tear in my knee ligament.”
“So I decided that I will not opt for the operation since I was not enjoying football through pain.”
“I thanked all the clubs I have represented, Arsenal, Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis for the love and support they have given and to the fans who always supported me.
Once again thank you and let’s see what the future holds.
“I’m blessed spending time with my daughter and family in the last years.”
Former Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere, who was also part of the club’s youth set up at the same time, and wished Frimpong the best during his retirement in response on social media.
The West Ham midfielder said: “From under 11’s to first team. Frimpong it was a pleasure my friend! Good luck to you and your family in the future. Stay blessed and happy retirement.