I am very surprised that Carl Jenkinson hasn’t accepted a move across London to Crystal Palace, despite Arsene Wenger making it clear that he is not wanted at Arsenal any more. Le Prof suggested earlier that the permanent deal may still be on, but unlikely. He said today on Arsenal.com:
on Carl Jenkinson…
There’s no news about him at all.
on whether there’s a possibility he could leave in January…
We are still open because we have many players in his position, but at the moment it doesn’t look like something will happen.
on whether Jenkinson’s move to Palace is dead…
For us, no. For him? I don’t know.
on whether it would be a permanent deal…
But, according to the Palace boss Sam Allardyce, they have moved on to other priorities. Sam said: “We have other priorities at the moment [than Jenkinson],”
“Who knows what might happen, but not for now.
“Caceres is one who may appear after the window as he’s not attached to a club. Yes, I have an interest.
“We’re still hunting for at least two players. We’re sitting with as many people as we possibly can, particularly yesterday.”
It seems a shame for both Arsenal and Jenkinson that he has not moved on as he is unlikely to be involved in any games for Arsenal this season. He would be better off anywhere that he could possibly get some games to get his “confidence” back.
One player that is definitely on the move is Chuba Akpom. He has only played in one League Cup game this season, and with the wealth of attacking talent at Arsenal right now he has no chance of getting a look in. Last season he played at Hull, who were promoted to the Premiership, and now he is going to join the Championship leaders Brighton on loan until the end of the season, according to today’s Daily Mirror. I just hope he gets to play a bit more because he is also wasted at Arsenal at the moment.
It also looks like nobody is interested in Mathieu Debuchy, and why on earth has nobody talked about Yaya Sanogo leaving? He has disappeared completely off the radar at Arsenal and is probably below even Akpom in the pecking order. He needs to go…..