As we prepare for the Arsenal Premier League away clash with Manchester United, Arsene Wenger has been keen to play down the rivalry between him and the United boss, stating that is the players on the pitch that will be up against each other more than the men shouting orders from the dugout.
Carl Jenkinson looks set for an extended run of first-team action for Arsenal, following the loss of Hector Bellerin.
The Spanish full-back was one of our stand-out performers of our last two seasons, even earning a place in the Premier League Team of the Year, but has just been ruled out for the next four weeks.
We are likely to find out more over the next few days on the subject of Hector Bellerin, after the talented young right back was forced to withdraw from the Spain under 21 national team last week when he picked up an ankle injury. The sports injury website physioroom.com the Spaniard is pencilled in to be fit again on December 3rd, whereas the team news on the Arsenal website does not even have him as part of our injury list.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Carl Jenkinson is competing for a first-team Arsenal role.
The right-back has been out of action since picking up an injury on loan with West Ham in January, but returned last week in our Under-23’s match against Southampton on Friday.
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger has hailed the mentality of Carl Jenkinson as he nears his return from injury, but could he challenge for a first-team role?
The defender has been out of action since January, falling foul of injury whilst conceding a penalty for loan-club West Ham, and was sent back to North-London to have his recovery overlooked.
Kelechi Nwakali is joining Arsenal this summer, and has been given the squad number previously held by Carl Jenkinson.
The new Nigerian signing played a key role in helping his his Under-17 international side to win the World Cup, and was nominated the most valuable player of the tournament, previously won by Kelechi Nwakali, Toni Kross and former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.
The Arsenal and England right back Carl Jenkinson may not have been playing for the Gunners this season. In fact he has spent the last 18 months across London with our Premier League rivals West Ham. But he has been with Arsenal since the summer of 2011 and so has spent a lot of time under the coaching and training methods of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal back room staff.
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours this month saying that Matthieu Debuchy is set to leave the club, with the player making it quite clear that he is desperate to get some first team football to try and regain his place in the France national team ahead of this summers Euro2016 in Paris.