Emmanuel Frimpong opens up on his bitter feud with former Arsenal teammate Samir Nasri
 Emmanuel Frimpong opens up on his bitter feud with former Arsenal teammate Samir Nasri
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Emmanuel Frimpong opens up on his bitter feud with former Arsenal teammate Samir Nasri

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Frimpong has opened up on his feud with his then-teammate Samir Nasri. 

The duo had numerous bust-ups on and off the pitch during their time at the Gunners, with the Ghanaian now revealing it all started when Nasri blamed him for their loss against Liverpool during a Premier League match in 2011.

Frimpong was sent off for a second bookable offence with 20 minutes to go, which was only his second appearance, and the Reds went on to win 2-0

"Nobody needed to tell me that what I did was stupid," Frimpong told the Athletic. 

 "After the game, everybody came into the changing room and Arsene [Wenger] was quiet. Then Nasri basically stood up in front of everybody and said we lost the game because of me,"

"OK, I can understand that, but I was thinking, "Why would somebody — especially me playing, I think that was like my second game — why would any professional do that to a young player in that kind of moment?"'

This marked the start of their never-ending feud, which rumbled on even after the Frenchman left the Gunners to join Manchester City.

The two players clashed again when Manchester City met Arsenal in a League Cup quarter-final tie, to the point of exchanging verbals after the match. 

"During the game, he told me he could buy me,' Frimpong said. 'That's how stupid this guy is. He probably could then because he had millions, but that's no respect,"

Frimpong's career was heavily hit by a serious knee injury, which forced him to retire from the beautiful game at the age of 27. 

He was capped once by the Black Stars. 

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