Emmanuel Frimpong confirmed via his Twitter account yesterday that he is close to a loan move away from Arsenal. Frimpong also said in his tweet that he was still very much committed to Arsenal and isn’t looking to be sold by the club. He also stated that he is not in the final year of his contract at the club like certain reports in the media were suggesting.
Regarding where Frimpong goes, there are believed to be many Championship clubs interested in his services. I think there are two teams that stand out from the Championship as likely destinations for Frimpong. The first is the club he had a brief, but successful loan spell with last season, which is Wolves. Frimpong built up a great relationship with the fans at Wolves last season and they have been sending him many messages on social media websites asking for him to come back. The second club I think is a possibility would be Ipswich. Ipswich are now managed by Mick McCarthy, who was manager when Frimpong had his loan spell with Wolves last season.
Having come back from a long-term injury he picked up whilst on loan at Wolves last year, Frimpong certainly needs games. He has featured in the League Cup for Arsenal this season, but a spell of regular football would do him good. Wolves fans would love him back after his loan spell was cut short due to that injury and McCarthy is looking to add to his Ipswich side, so Frimpong is likely to have at least two teams interested in him. Ipswich also have former Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on their books nowadays, which could work in their favour as the two played together at Arsenal.
I would believe that any loan deal would be a short one, most likely until January, because Premier League clubs will be able to sign players again in January and Frimpong would no doubt prefer Premier League football from January onwards if possible, whether at Arsenal or with another club on a loan deal.