You probably remember former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong more for repeatedly saying “dench” than for anything he ever did on a football pitch.
And that seems to be just fine by him, because the 24-year-old seems to be taking his catchphrase to the next level at his new club in Russia.
The midfielder appeared to have the word on the back of his shirt where his name should be when he turned out for his new club Arsenal Tula (no relation) for the first time.
Frimpong clearly not fully fit, and is subbed off after coming on. Managed to get a photo of that shirt too. #dench pic.twitter.com/d7J76ln32E
— David Sansun (@RFN_David) August 28, 2016
Yes that, so we’re told, is the word “dench” written out in Russian.
Now we’re going to be honest here, our Russian isn’t what it ought to be, but we had a quick look on Google Translate – and it seems to check out.
If you’re wondering, Arsenal Tula are a proper team in the Russian Premier League, who just got promoted back to the top flight.
Frimpong, who launched a Dench clothing range with rapper Lethal Bizzle, joined the club after two years with another Russian side, Ufa.
He didn’t make much of an impression in his debut though – he was brought on as a second-half substitute in a 1-1 draw with Ural and was himself replaced before the end of the game.