It has been looking increasingly likely that Arsenal would be allowing the transfer away of our on-loan right back Carl Jenkinson. But maybe Arsene Wenger should not be so hasty in letting Jenks go, especially after his Man of the Match performance for the England under 21 side tonight.
The defender is a boyhood Arsenal fan but lack of opportunities forced him to join West Ham this season to gain some valuable Premier League experience. And he has become a key player under Sam Allardyce and is now a regular starter. Unfortunately for him though, Bellerin and Chambers have stepped up and with Debuchy almost ready to return, Jenkinson appears to have lost his place.
But we should not forget that he also had good spells in the team and impressed when Sagna was unavailable and has now improved and has proven himself in the Premier League. If Jenkinson is the better player then it would seem strange to sell him and we know that Jenkinson would love to stay and have a career as a Gunner. How did we end up with so many good right backs anyway?
He was in great form for England tonight as he usually is and ran the Germans ragged down the right, setting up the first and last goals as England won 3-2. Jenks is a real athlete and has improved his defending and positioning, so just as he starts to prove that Wenger was right to sign him in the first place, would it not make more sense to give him another chance in the Arsenal team?