Would-be Ghana international midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong played his first game in seven months for Arsenal after coming off the bench to play in 6-1 Capital One Cup victory over Coventry City on Wednesday night.
The former England U16 captain returned to Arsenal training last week after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament tear he suffered while on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers last February.
Arsene Wenger welcome back the 20-year-old into his first 18-man squad for the game and handed him his first minutes since his game against QPR in which he ruptured his knee.
The Kumasi-born took the place of defender Francis Coquelin in the 73rd minute as the Gunners stormed to a sensational victory over their League One guests.
Frimpong says he was overwhelmed by the reception from the Arsenal fans.
“The way the Fans treated me today has made me realise if I work hard and achieve my goals at Arsenal I can be remembered for Ever I thank you.” He tweeted.
Goals from Olivier Giroud, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andrey Arshavin, Theo Walcott and Ignasi Miquel helped Arsenal to the resounding victory at the Emirates.
Frimpong is waiting on the world’s football governing body, Fifa, to confirm his switch of nationality to play for Ghana.