Ex-Ghana, Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong retires from football at age 27
Former Ghana and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 27.
Frimpong who began his career at Arsenal has been plighted by injuries hence leading to his retirement.
He played for a host of clubs which include Wolves Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna, and Ermis.
Taking to Twitter, the former England under 17 star announced his retirement.
"It is with great sadness I have decided to retire from professional football," Frimpong wrote.
'I have had problems with my knee for the last five years or so and have got back to playing at a professional level.
'But since November 2017 I haven't been in action as I had a tear in my knee ligament.
'I decided with my own will that I will not opt for the operation since I was not enjoying football playing through pain.
'I would love to thank all the clubs I have represented, Arsenal, Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis for the love and support they have given and to the fans who always supported me. Thank you and let's see what the future holds.
'Spending time with my daughter and family the last year has made me realise I'm blessed.
He made only one appearance for the Black Stars.