By Paul Collins
Emmanuel Frimpong has suggested that the reason he isn't in Arsenal's squad to play Chelsea in the Capital One Cup is because of his race.
When asked on Twitter why he hadn't been picked for Tuesday's match, Frimpong replied: 'Lol I wanna laugh.
'Sometimes I wish I was white and English #realtalk.'
Comments: Emmanuel Frimpong has caused controversy on Twitter
He swiftly deleted his remark and added 'not every tweet is football related' but some fans responded by suggesting his career at the club may be over.
Later the 21-year-old added: 'Look what ever you read tomorrow has majorly been twisted. Is a joke what people will do to start controversy goodnight people.'
Frimpong has previously been charged with improper conduct and fined 6,000 by the FA after a comment aimed at a Tottenham fan in 2012.
He has only featured six times for Arsenal and has been shipped out by Arsene Wenger on loan to Wolves, Charlton and Fulham over the past two seasons.
Likely lads: Walking out to training along with Carl Jenkinson, Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere
Seeing red: Frimpong's notable game for Arsenal was when he was sent off against Liverpool in 2011