Frimpong Included In England Squad

Stuart Pearce has called up Arsenal trio Henri Lansbury, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and surprisingly, Emmanuel Frimpong, for England Under 21’s double header against Azerbaijan and Israel.

Frimpong has previous represented England at Under 16 and Under 17 level, before pledging his allegiance to the country of his birth, Ghana. The 19-year-old is yet to feature for the Black Stars at any level, but was on standby for their friendly in London against Nigeria in early August.

It’s not yet clear whether Frimpong has agreed to switch countries once again, but his inclusion is something Arsène Wenger has previously backed. Elsewhere, Lansbury continues to be a part of the Under 21’s after a strong showing during the European Championships this summer, while Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping to add to his solitary cap at this level.

Pearce also has his eye on a fourth Arsenal prospect, with defender Finland Under 19 captain Carl Jenkinson under future consideration.