EMMANUEL Frimpong has determined to hold his boots up after simply eight years within the sport.
The Arsenal youth product has been battling by means of damage for the previous 5 years and does not need to stick with it enjoying by means of the ache.
Regardless of the prolonged time Frimpong spent across the Emirates, he solely made six first group appearances underneath Arsene Wenger who touted him as a enormous prospect.
In an announcement on twitter Frimpong mentioned: “It’s with nice disappointment I’ve determined to retire from skilled soccer,”
“I’ve had issues with my knee for the final 5 years or so and have gotten again to enjoying at an expert stage.
“However since November 2017 I have not been in motion as I had a tear in my knee ligament.
“I made a decision with my very own will that I can’t go for the operation since I used to be not having fun with soccer enjoying by means of ache.
The tear in Frimpong’s knee got here after spells in Russia, Sweden and Cyprus with the Ghanaian ending his profession as a free agent.
He added: “I’d like to thank all of the golf equipment I’ve represented, Arsenal, Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis for the love and help they’ve given and to the followers who all the time supported me. Thanks and let’s examine what the longer term holds.
“Spending time with my daughter and household the final 12 months has made me realise I am blessed.”
Former Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere, who got here by means of the acadamy with Frimpong, wished him the perfect throughout his retirement in response on twitter.
Arsenal followers will even bear in mind Frimpong’s catchphrase ‘Dench’, which he and his rapper cousin Deadly Bizzle coined while enjoying video video games.
Whether or not in Bizzle’s music or on the again of Frimpong’s shirt when he performed in Russia, the catchphrase caught on and finally reworked right into a profitable clothes model.
Deadly Bizzle did take to Instagram to thank the footballer and need him luck sooner or later.