THE Reds have signed Emmanuel Frimpong from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old midfielder penned a permanent deal at Oakwell until June 30, 2014.

Born in Ghana, Frimpong spent 13 years developing with Arsenal's prestigious academy and went on to make 16 senior appearances.

The midfielder - who has Champions League experience with Arsene Wenger's side - featured against the likes of Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund and Udinese.

He has also been capped at full, senior level by Ghana.

* Ryan McLaughlin, who was on an initial 28-day loan with the Reds, has also signed an extension which will keep him at Oakwell until the end of the season.