Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong speaks of disappointment at Chelsea's Champions League triumph
Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has told Goal.com that watching Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy in Munich was "one of the worst Saturdays in a long time". Frimpong, who ruptured cruciate knee ligaments whilst on-loan at Wolves in February explained that his disappointment was down to the fact that he wanted to be a part of an Arsenal side that became the first London club to lift the trophy rather than their blue rivals.
The 20 year-old Ghanaian told the website, "It was probably the worst Saturday I've had in a very long time. I wanted Arsenal to be the first London team to win the Champions League, but obviously it wasn't meant to be. Congratulations to Chelsea, and hopefully they enjoy their moment."
"I want to spend my entire career at Arsenal, that's what I want to do. If it works out at like that, that's fine. If it doesn't, well obviously I'll carry on my career," he said.
"I'm like three or four months away from playing. I think probably September. I don't know what's going to be happening at the moment. If the loan move comes then I'll take it, but if I'm going to stay at Arsenal then yeah, I'd love to play at Arsenal.
"People at Wolves were very lovely to me. I seemed to get on well with the fans, and they were good to me. So I'd love to go back there one day and help the team."
Frimpong's desire for trophies at Arsenal is something shared by fellow team-mates Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who were both inspired by Chelsea's result to go on and achieve with both club and country.
Wilshere, who will miss the Euros through injury, tweeted his pleasure at the form of the London teams, "Good season all round! Great fight for 3rd place , well done arsenal, Chelsea and spurs we will meet again next year! #donelondonproud" whilst also stating his desire to end Arsenal's barren run without a trophy, "Arsenal fans how good would it be of we won something next year? Let's do it #together #gooners".
Chamberlain was equally impressed by the Chelsea side and the youngster will represent England for the first time in Poland and Ukraine this summer, hoping to draw inspiration from their rivals' achievements. The former Southampton midfielder told his 470,00+ followers, "What I've witnessed tonight has inspired me to try and help both club and country achieve great things. I'm honoured to be at a massive club like Arsenal and to have been selected for my country and have the opportunity to win things with both".
These are encouraging signs indeed for Arsenal that three of their brightest prospects seem eager to draw inspiration from Chelsea's marvellous achievement and go one better with their own club next year.