While Arsenal handed their new signing Danny Welbeck a debut at the weekend, one of their former stars was taking the next step in his career.
Emmanuel Frimpong was an Arsenal player this time last year, sold in January to Barnsley, who decided against renewing his contract.
He made his debut at the weekend, coming on as a second half substitute in their 2-0 win over Kuban Krasnodar.
Playing the entire second half, he performed steadily, making one successful tackle, having one shot on target - and picking up a yellow card.
After the game he took to Twitter to express his delight at making his debut, and reacted with agitation as he found himself mocked for his choice of club.
Great 2-0 win to Kransnodar well done boys— Emmanuel Y Frimpong. (@IAMFRIMPONG26) September 14, 2014
I've been booked more times than I've played in my career— Emmanuel Y Frimpong. (@IAMFRIMPONG26) September 14, 2014
Don't laugh or diss my career or life if mum still pays your house bills please— Emmanuel Y Frimpong. (@IAMFRIMPONG26) September 14, 2014