Frimpong targets top-four place

Image: Frimpong: Understands that winning the Premier League will be tough

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong believes that a top-four finish in the Premier League would count as success for them.

Arsenal youngster hints title challenge is tough ask

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong believes that a top-four finish in the Premier League would count as success for them. The Gunners have made a miserable start to the 2011/12 Premier League campaign and have picked up just four points from five matches so far. Arsene Wenger's side went down 4-3 to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in what was their third league defeat, with the Gunners having been hammered 8-2 by Manchester United at Old Trafford and going down 2-0 to Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium. Frimpong, who was sent off on his debut against Liverpool, now feels that given their poor results in the early stages of the season, Arsenal should target a Champions League place. "It has been a crazy start to the season and when I was sent off it was hard to take," said the 19-year-old in

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. "People say maybe I'm too enthusiastic and that I need to calm down, but that is the way I play and I can't change that too much. In that game maybe I was a bit too crazy, but I will learn.

Summer recruits

"We are building a new team, and I have to admit that I was pleased to see new midfielders come in on transfer deadline day. That has made things look a lot better now. "At the start of the season I looked around, and we were a bit short on numbers. People were playing because the manager had no other options for selection. "Players like Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun will help us, even if it means I find it harder to get in the team I welcome it because I want to do well. "People have written us off this season - and obviously that 8-2 game at Manchester United didn't help. "It was a very difficult situation but the manager has told us it was something that only happens once. "We started slowly and at the moment we are playing catch up - but I believe top four would be a good achievement for us."

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