Ex-Arsenal star Alex Song went to KFC before home games, says Emmanuel Frimpong

Posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

EX-ARSENAL midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has revealed Alex Song used to go to KFC before every home match during their time together at the club.

Frimpong, 26, came through the ranks at the North London side and made his first-team debut aged 19.

Ex-Arsenal star Alex Song went to KFC before home games, says Emmanuel Frimpong
Emmanuel Frimpong made Arsenal debut aged 19

However, the Ghanaian international suffered a serious knee injury on loan at Wolves a year later, but never forced his way back into the Gunners set up joining Barnsley in 2014.

The midfielder was looking back on his time in North London spoke about Song's unusual pre-match diet, his love for Cesc Fabregas and stuck the boot into Samir Nasri.

He told the Telegraph: "Then there was Song, who used to go to KFC before every home game.

"On the bus to the team hotel the night before the game, he would be eating chicken nuggets.

"Fabregas was such a lovely guy.

"When I got moved to the first team, he said 'Frimpong, you've been promoted, well done!' It was such a nice touch. He was a very, very lovely guy.

"Andrey Arshavin was the worst trainer, always laboured, very relaxed.

"He was terrible in training but very good on the day of the game."

As well as singing the praises of his old team-mates at the Emirates, Frimpong never forgot how Nasri treated him following his side's 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in 2011.

The game turned when the midfielder, a teenager at the time, was sent off in the 70th minute with the game goalless.

He continued:"When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected Wenger to be really angry.

"He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like 'We lost the game because of you'.

"I was a young guy, didn't really know what I was doing, and was devastated.

"I felt like I'd let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn't like him.

"He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once 'I could buy you if I want'.

"To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still."

Frimpong then opened up on his clash with the Frenchman the same season Nasri left for Manchester City.

"People never really understand why that (fight) happened but I don't like the guy.

"The reason I don't like him is because he's an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him."

Frimpong has failed to work his way back to the top since leaving Arsenal, last featuring for Cypriot side Ermis Aradippou.




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