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Abou Diaby, Emmanuel Frimpong, Henri Lansbury, Ryo Miyaichi, Chuks Aneke, O?uzhan Özyakup – Season Reviews

Abou Diaby

Position : Central Midfielder

Nation : France

2011/2012 Appearances : 5 (5 as sub)

With 162 Arsenal appearances, and 15 France caps, and once touted as the replacement for Patrick Vieira, it is rather unfortunate that Abou Diaby’s career could come to an end due to injury. Highly talented, his 2011/2012 campaign has been ravaged with injuries. He came on as a 85th minute sub in the 2-1 win over Dortmund, and the final 21 minutes against Fulham, in November. He would return only in March, replacing Yossi Benayoun. However, he himself had to be substituted after picking up another strain. He came on as a late sub in draws against Chelsea and Stoke. Towards the end of the Stoke game, he could be seen hobbling, probably another strain, which ended his season.

NO RATING

Emmanuel Frimpong

Position : Central Midfielder

Nation : England

2011/2012 Appearances : 14 (6 as sub)

Emmanuel Frimpong has, within a short space of time, gone on to be a cult hero for the Gunners, with his agressive and outspoken style. He came on as a 85th minute sub for Tomas Rosicky in the season opener against Newcastle, and a 72nd minute sub for Rosicky again against Udinese in the Champions League qualifier. With the Gunners depleted on resources, he was handed a start against Liverpool in the league, and he displayed real promise, until he got his second yellow card for a silly lunge on Lucas. He again started against Udinese in the second leg, but was bought off just after half time. He replaced Theo Walcott in the 76th minute in Dortmund. He played 77 minutes of the Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury, but played the full 90 minutes against Olympiakos, in a 2-1 win. After coming on as a late sub in the 3-1 win over Stoke, he played 76 minutes in the League Cup win over 76 minutes. He was impressive alongside Coquelin in the 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Carling Cup, where he won several tussles with ex-Arsenal player $amir Na$ri. He also played the full 90 minutes against Olympiakos in a deadrubber Champions League group game. He was a late sub in the 1-0 win over Everton, and played 66 minutes against Aston Villa. He was loaned to Wolves for the rest of the season, where he got injured 5 games later.

SUMMARY AND RATING

If he can concentrate on his game, he can be a real good player for the Gunners in the future. He gets a 6.5.

Henri Lansbury

Position : Central Midfielder

Nation : England

2011/2012 Appearances : 2 (2 as sub)

Lansbury came on as subs in losses to Liverpool and Manchester United early on in the season, before he was loaned to Championship side West Ham. He has played a vital role in the Hammers’ campaign, which ended in promotion to the Champions League

NO RATING

Ryo Miyaichi

Position : Winger

Nation : Japan

2011/2012 Appearances : 2 (2 as sub)

Miyachi arrived from Feyenoord, and was already termed as ‘Ryodinho’, in comparison to Brazilian legend Ronaldinho. He made substitute appearances in Carling Cup wins over Shrewsbury and Bolton, before being loaned to Bolton themselves for the rest of the season. He has been impressive for them, despite the Trotters relegation.

NO RATING

Chuks Aneke

Position : Midfielder

Nation : England

2011/2012 Appearances : 1 (1 as sub)

He came on in the 90th minute against Shrewsbury, and made two loan moves to Stevenage and Preston North End, for the rest of the season.

NO RATING

O?uzhan Özyakup

Position : Midfielder

Nation : Turkey

2011/2012 Appearances : 2 (2 as sub)

Ozyakup made 2 appearances for the Gunners this season, the first of which was the Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury, where he provided the assist for Yossi Benayoun’s goal, seconds after coming on as a sub. He also came on as a late sub in the 2-1 win over Bolton.

NO RATING

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