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29/10/2013 03:57 GMT | Updated 29/10/2013 03:59 GMT

Emmanuel Frimpong Sparks Race Row On Twitter Over Arsenal Squad Exclusion

Arsenal's controversial midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong appeared to suggest he would have to be "white and English" to return to Arsène Wenger's squad.

Frimpong, who will not be involved in tonight's Capital One Cup fourth-round tie with Chelsea, was asked by a supporter on Twitter why he was excluded again.

"LOL I wanna laugh," Frimpong replied. He then tweeted: "Sometimes I wish I was white and English #realtalk."

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Frimpong's tweet was screen grabbed

The tweets were swiftly deleted and Frimpong attempted to backtrack, claiming: “Not every tweet is football related”.

It is not the first time Frimpong has tweeted his way into trouble. Last year, he labelled a Tottenham fan "yid scum" and was fined £6,000 by the Football Association.

Frimpong, 21, has not played for Arsenal since their unforgettable 7-5 League Cup win at Reading, which happened exactly a year ago tomorrow.

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Frimpong playing for Arsenal's Under-21s last month

He was loaned out to Charlton and Fulham last season, having made five appearances for Wolves in 2011-12.

Wenger explained Ghanian Frimpong was omitted from the squad for Chelsea's visit because he is "short of competition".