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Sold by Arsenal yesterday ... sent off 34 minutes into debut today

Frimpong

Emmanuel Frimpong has been sent off on his Barnsley debut after just 34 minutes ... that is

For some it might have been a deal that simply passed you by - as Arsenal finally let Emmanuel Frimpong depart the club after he failed to make the grade at The Emirates.

At one point he was so highly thought of by Arsene Wenger that he once made it public that the England national team should snap him up to avoid him playing for Ghana.

Since then his career has been blighted by injury problems - with serious knee issues leaving him struggling to make any impact for the club during his time at the club.

He has made 16 appearances for the club - but that is now it.

After loan spells with Wolves, Charlton Athletic and Fulham he has finally decided to part company with the club on a permanent deal - joining Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

On making the move he stated:

“I'm really excited to be here. Everything happened really quickly yesterday. He (Danny Wilson) called me yesterday and wanted me to come play and help the team push out the relegation zone. Hopefully I can help the team achieve that this season. I wouldn't say I'm fit yet, but the only way to do so is to play games. The more I play, the better I'll get."

And today he was given the chance to shine on debut against Sheffield Wednesday in a Yorkshire Derby.

However, he has had a debut to forget.

He was sent off after picking up two yellow cards within five minutes of each other - given his marching orders after 35 minutes.

Suppose his sale has at least been justified.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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