Ex-Ghana and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has confirmed his retirement from football at age of 27.
The box-to-box midfielder has struggled with a knee injury for the the past five or six years.
And Frimpong, who is free agent has decided to hang his boots after a disappointing professional career.
Frimpong announced his retirement on Twitter and thanked all that have been supportive through his football journey.
"It is with great sadness I have decided to retire from professional football," Frimpong wrote.
"I have had problems with my knee for the last five years or so and have got back to playing at a professional level.
"But since November 2017 I haven't been in action as I had a tear in my knee ligament.
'I decided with my own will that I will not opt for the operation since I was not enjoying football playing through pain.
"I would love to thank all the clubs I have represented, Arsenal, Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis for the love and support they have given and to the fans who always supported me. Thank you and let's see what the future holds.
'Spending time with my daughter and family the last year has made me realise I'm blessed."
Frimpong last played for Turkish side Ermis Aradippou in 2017.
He has played for clubs like Arsenal, Arsenal Tula, Charlton, Fulham, etc.
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