Arsenal rumour update – Jenkinson, Campbell and Podolski

There is a dearth of new Arsenal transfer rumours regarding incoming players, despite Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool already having strengthened their squads, but then again, Arsene Wenger ALWAYS leaves his buying until the last minute.

But there are a few regarding present Arsenal players that could be freeing up space in the squad. First up there is a ridiculous (to me) rumour that Roberto Martinez is keen on taking Lukas Podolski to Everton. How he could fit into their hardworking ethic is beyond me, but maybe Martinez wants the German to take over running their Twitter and Facebook pages…

Joel Campbell is a tough one. He is definitely a promising talent and could well be a star of the future, but he always seems to be in the news looking for new club where he can play regularly. I don’t think that Wenger likes his attitude so I can honestly see him being surplus to requirements. The latest rumours are linking him to David Moyes Real Sociedad, after the club president Jokin Aperribay said: “He is an interesting player for La Real. However, at this time there is no negotiation regarding a transfer.

“We have to analyse the financial conditions that this transfer would pose.”

“He was saddened not to come to La Real in January and he would happily come back to play in the Spanish league,” Aperribay continued. “In any case we are in no hurry to make a signing.

“We need to be patient because the important thing is to sign the right player and to do so while respecting Real Sociedad’s budget.”

Campbell doesn’t seem to be against the idea, and seems to be encouraging the La Liga club to talk to Arsenal. “It’s an honour that a team like Real Sociedad want me, but I’m not the one who deals with these issues. My contract belongs to Arsenal and we will see what happens in the coming days or months”, he said.

I imagine that Campbell could be making this move and could become an excellent addition with lots of game time. Wherever he goes Arsenal will make a nice bit of profit!

Lastly there seems to be a tug of war for the loan of Carl Jenkinson next season. West Ham were expected to be frontrunners as he played so well there this season, but it was reported that were reluctant to pay the £2m loan fee. Sunderland’s boss Dick Advocaat seems quite happy to pay the full amount though, so Jenkinson may be able to look forward to an exciting relegation battle next season!

I hope Arsenal can clear out as many of the deadwood as they can quickly so that Wenger can start concentrating on bringing in those superstars!

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    1. Yaya is one for the future, loan yaya and jenks. Sell podolski and add Campbell to our squad. He could play on the wings. He’s a great talent and I’m afraid we will be left with regret if we allow him to go. Something like morata and real. Keep Joel, loan yaya and jenks,sell podolski.sad to see podolski leaving. We are good in the rb position, bellerin and debuchy can fight it out. But let’s keep Joel hes not been given any chance and should play more often. I hope Wenger starts the transfer business asap.plz don’t leave it late Wenger.

    2. What a goal by jack for England…..a screamer, jack is back….guess who’s back?????jack is back,jack is back jack is back

      1. Jack has got a powerful shot on him he has proved that again. He’s playing great for England. Well done jack

  1. Whoring around for attention?.There is no mention of sterling anywhere in the article besides,where’s the “interest” in him?

  2. Jenkinson I hope gets at least another season long loan to add unto what he’s already gain at West Ham. I also believe he will have a part to play for us in the future plus he’s a die hard gunner. If we sold him it would actually be kind of sad.

    Campbell the signs are pointing towards the exit and if so I really wish him all the best at his next destination.

    Podolski gets worse and worse every time I see him play and social media infatuation drives me insane even though that’s his personal business, but the on field performances need to match that as well. Should definitely be replaced as he goes missing too much for my liking and it’s like playing with 10 men. Sorry his left foot alone can’t save him.

  3. I beg to disagree. He is surely not the most professional around, but as a player he is very talented for his age. For me he is one or two steps above the OX and would improve our team – He can allow Wenger to put Walcott in striker position.
    But with the current price tag, he is just so overrated (not his fault though). Still as how things go so far, we unlikely to get him with money-bag City lurking around

  4. Its a pretty sad day in the landscape of world football when I can honestly say the US has a better squad than England. Lol

    Henderson, Towsend, Cahil??

    Hodgson is a simp.

      1. Great rip by Jack and of course the complex of the entire game changed when Liverpool’s $25M man entered the fray. JFC.

        Liverpool paid $45M for Henderson and Lalana.


  5. I have this feeling Campbell is going to go the way of vela. If he doesn’t want to play second fiddle for the foreseeable future, it’ll be best for both parties to part ways – again, like vela. Throw in a buy back clause if you really think he’s going to develop into a world-class talent.

  6. Wtf is England management doing picking third grade players like Townswend and Smalling when Walcott and Clyne are performing so well for their clubs ? Even Gibbs doesnt deserve to start at left back. Also no striker in the lineup besides Rooney is terrible as striker.

    1. Sturridge is a very good striker, but he’s injured. Harry Kane is playing in the Euro U21 tournament. Walcott on the bench. We have a couple of options. It’s the centre of midfield that we’re really weak. Wilshere is actually very good for England, but Henderson, Milner and Delph? To put hat into perspective, Spain have a midfield that even Cazorla struggles to get into.

      1. I actually quite like what Delph does in an England shirt. What really annoys me is the poor first touch of some of the England players’ and the inability to see the clever passes to maintain momentum, with moves breaking down too quickly. Henderson, Townsend and Jones are the worst culprits, the obvious drop-off in quality is painful at times.

  7. Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain must be shaking in their boots at the prospect of playing England next summer lol

    I see Wales going further

    1. To be fair England have some decent players if everyone’s fit and Hodgson has the balls and pick the best attacking players we could do ok. Walcott, Sturridge, Welbeck, Sterling & Rooney then get Jack & the ox playing midfield. The defence is a worry but I think we could out score anyone if Roy picks a decent attacking team.

      I’m English but got some Welsh in me so would love to see Wales make it plus with Ramsey being an arsenal player. But they’ve got some real hunger in there team great to watch they could do well.

    2. I’m sure you’re right and they will turn up at the tournament and perform – but all of them have looked dodgy at different times this year. The names carry fear but the performances haven’t so far. Who would have thought Iceland, Slovakia, Wales, Poland and Austria heading the quali groups with 6 games gone?


  9. Take that clown Rooney off and put Walcott up top. We wont do that because we are too scared of upsetting Rooney, PATHETIC!

    1. What were you saying about Ronney? Well he kept England in the lead.Stop bashing England players just because they don’t play for Arsenal.put your club rivalry aside, this is England.If I were you, I would ask why Gibbs was on starting 11?

  10. What’s the point winging it with Henderson at RB from halftime with Clyne on the bench, then bringing Clyne on in the 80th minute anyways… Hodgson really seems clueless.

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