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:
Jack Wilshere has been at Arsenal since he was five years old and, like Carl Jenkinson, he is an out and out Gooner. But he finally realised last summer that he was never going to get regular playing time in this camapaign at the Emirates, after missing nearly all of last season through injury and with the increased competition in the Gunners midfield.
Arsenal are notorious for giving young talents an opportunity to perform in the early stages of their professional career. The club is also famous however for poaching young players before they have hit the ground running, only for them to turn into top class talents. Arsene Wenger has had the success stories of Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Hector Bellerin and more to our own, Alex Iwobi. But is there one player who could’ve been a regular feature in the Arsenal line-up, if Wenger had managed to get his hands on him!
Arsenal fans will be keen to see at least one first team face join the club during this transfer window, with just Cohen Bramell being the Gunners only signing so far this January. There are plenty of names supposedly on the wanted list, but could a former Arsenal youth player get the chance to return as a first team regular?
Everybody is talking about Diego Costa’s supposed protests with Chelsea, and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has even been prompted to comment on the subject.
The French striker is in impressive form at present, having scored in each of his four starts this season, made especially eye-opening considering he has kept his form and professionalism in the highest regard despite being forced to sit on the bench for the majority of the campaign.
Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that a deal is in place for Carl Jenkinson to join him from Arsenal.
The Gunners defender has fallen down the pecking order in recent seasons, and his future in North-London looked over when coming under severe scrutiny from fans after a bad display, and he has failed to feature since.
Earlier in the week it was reported that Wojciech Szczesny was supposedly closing in on a permanent deal with his current club AS Roma. The Italian side were reportedly considering making Arsenal a £15 million offer they simply couldn’t refuse, in order to keep the Polish shotstopper beyond his current season long loan.
Whilst many Gooners will be hoping to hear transfer news that involves players joining the club, one of today’s rumours involves a player’s exit from the Emirates! Gedion Zelalem is a player that’s slowly becoming a forgotten man, despite many years of promise at Arsenal. But now it seems that a move to Borussia Dortmund may be on the cards.