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Emmanuel Frimpong signs for Russian club Arsenal Tula

Emmanuel Frimpong returns to Russia after his spell with FC Ufa.

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has returned to the Russian Premier League with Arsenal Tula.

The club announced that Frimpong, who was given a trial at MLS club Sporting KC last month, has signed a two-year contract

The 24-year-old midfielder also confirmed the move on Twitter and said: "I hope we can have a fantastic season and I can repay (your) debt."

Frimpong is looking to revive his career as he has been without a club since leaving Russian side Ufa in April following a three-year stint.

He was seen as a promising youngster when he came out of the Arsenal academy and made his Premier League debut in 2011 at the age of 19 and became a full Ghana international in 2013.

However, he never established himself as a regular and had loan stints at Wolves, Charlton and Fulham before leaving for Barnsley in 2014, where he was released after just four months.

Arsenal Tula were recently promoted back to the Russian top flight and could offer Frimpong another chance to get regular football. Tula, a city of about 500,000 people, is located nearly 200 kilometres south of Moscow.

A hard-tackling defensive midfielder, Frimpong became popular among some Arsenal fans for his aggressive approach and his attitude. He remains a vocal Gunners supporter on social media, though, and has shared the frustration of many fans about the club's inactivity in the transfer market this summer. 

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.

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