Charlton Athletic's Emmanuel Frimpong writes for the KM Group
After joining Charlton on loan from Arsenal at the start of the
week, it’s been a busy few days for me.
I was happy to come to the club because it’s not far from
Arsenal and Cedric Evina told me a lot of good things about
We played together for many years for Arsenal’s academy and he
really wanted me to come here.
Cedric is a good friend of mine, so I know he wouldn’t tell me
if he didn’t believe in it. That meant that I didn’t have much to
All of the lads have been nice to me and have made me welcome,
so hopefully I can help them as a team by doing well on the
It’s just a shame that Cedric is injured at the moment because
it would have been nice to be training with him again.
He is a few weeks away from joining in again, though, and
hopefully when he comes back we will train together just like old
Training has been good so far. There have been loads of games
and the lads are enjoying themselves, which is nice to see.
Everyone is competing to play on the weekend.
People tell me that the last Arsenal midfielder to come here on
loan was Alex Song, who did well for Charlton and hopefully I can
follow in his footsteps.
He came here when Charlton were in the Premier League, and as
well as helping the club, he improved his own game. After he left,
he went on to play in the Arsenal first team, so hopefully I can do
the same thing.
Just before I signed for Charlton I came to the stadium to meet
the manager and was impressed with what he had to say.
In training, he has been chilled and seems like he wants to have
fun with the players. Hopefully, we are going to have a good
relationship while I am here.
I am a player who likes to give their all on the pitch. I like
to tackle, run with the ball, get forward, defend – that is just
I like going to new clubs because it’s a fresh start and you can
show the manager and your team-mates what you can do.
I have been trying to train to the maximum this week and
hopefully I’ll be ready to give my all to the team.
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