Emmanuel Yaw Frimpong is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Charlton Athletic on loan from Arsenal. He was a product of Arsenal's youth academy and made his debut scoring against Coventry City and Milton Keynes amongst others. Arsenal added him to their reserve team in 2008. He made his début for the reserves on 5 October 2009 against Chelsea. He featured heavily in Arsenal's pre-season in Austria and received praise from Arsene Wenger for his performances in the 2010 Emirates Cup. On 13 July 2011 Frimpong came off the bench to play 45 minutes for Arsenal in a friendly against Malaysia XI. Frimpong made his Premier League debut for Arsenal in their match against Newcastle United on 13 August 2011. He made his first start in the Premier League on 20 August 2011 against Liverpool. On 1 January 2012, it was confirmed that Frimpong had joined fellow Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season. following day he made his debut, starting in a 2–1 loss to Chelsea. Although Frimpong has represented England at youth level, he has pledged his international future to his country of birth Ghana.