Is Payet exactly what Arsenal need? Can Jenkinson help?

This could turn out to be a very happy coincidence indeed for Arsenal, assuming that Arsene Wenger really is a big admirer of the West Ham and France international star, as Dimitri Payet himself suggested this week. In fact he said in a Sky Sports report that despite not actually being contacted by the Prof he had heard that Wenger considered him to be the missing part of the puzzle for the Gunners.

With West Ham a shadow of the side they were last season, I get the impression that the French forward is regretting his decision to sign a new long term contract in February and it seems pretty obvious that he would like to play for Arsenal.

Payet said, “I read that Wenger considers me the missing piece of the Arsenal’s game, but he’s never told me that!

“We conceded five or six at home against them. When you see them playing, as a technical player, you could only have fun in that team. They’re candidates for the title every year.

“The situation at the club affects me, but I’m an ambitious person. I’m in a fight with my club and I’m giving everything for them, to get out of this difficult situation, but I’m not closing the door to anything.

“I miss the Champions League… I’ve got some great years ahead of me and I want to enjoy them by playing in important competitions.

“If I’m forced to leave West Ham, it will be done according to the rules – the club will have its share of the cake.

“My coach understands that today’s situation does not suit me. I will ask the questions at the right time.”

His current club and manager will, of course be very keen to keep him and are saying that there is no way that he will be leaving in January, but we know that does not necessarily mean that they will succeed. There will be clubs ready to offer big money for such a brilliant and Premier League proven player but another piece of Arsenal transfer news doing the rounds at the moment may just hand us a crucial advantage.

While the Hammers are keen to keep the players they already have they are on the lookout for more and one of those they are after is the Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson. The young defender has lost his confidence at Arsenal and |I am sure Wenger would happily send him out on loan but according to there are two other EPL clubs keen.

This hands Wenger a good hand to play in any transfer negotiations, so despite his poor form this season, could Jenkinson help Arsenal to secure this top transfer target and possibly even the title?


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  1. Dee@ease says:

    His free kicks alone make a difference,Ozil is offering us nothing if he wants to leave he must go there are many players that can do what he does for less money,Sanchez is the one we should keep.

  2. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Only if he is in addition to Alexis and Ozil not to replace one.

    This summer I accepted Lucas but he is far from the top forward that we need.

    If we get payet and not get a wc forward in the summer we will be still fighting for top 4 next year

    We have plenty of decent forwards : Giroud, Welbeck, Lucas, Walcott, ox, Campbell, Iwobi, Akpom. We need an outstanding forward to join Alexis and Ozil in attack

    J. Rodriguez, Aubemeyang, Greizmann, Reus, Draxler
    We need at least one more Top forward ideally 2 to compete with the other teams.

    1. Twig says:

      You’re already concluding on Lucas even though he has only started one premier league game! Not fair Arsenal Girl!!

  3. Twig says:

    Oscar to Shanghai SIPG has got to be the most ridiculous transfer I’ve ever seen!

  4. Ks-Gunner says:

    So he can come at arsenal and unlearn how to take free kicks under wenger?

    Every player who has a tiny bit of ambition in him will avoid us.

  5. Ramterta says:

    I wish we sign payet.
    He can assist us to control our mudfield

  6. legend Henry says:

    It’s funny the way people are saying what is never going to happen.
    we keep on repeating the same comments every season.
    To Wenger,these players are are enough to take us to the champions league so why sign new players?
    Do you lots think Wenger has all of a sudden change?

  7. citrenoogeht says:

    I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, we should put in a cheeky bid for Fabregas ?.

  8. Maigari33 says:

    One thing I like with us gunners is that we’re so good at closing our eyes so we can deny the truth right in front of us.
    The difference between arsenal and our league rivals is simply Ambition, hunger for football success.
    While teams like Chelsea, city and even loserpool are always planning towards football success, arsenal is always planning towards financial success.
    This is the only reason why the players play with no drive, hunger or ambition, because any player in the team realises no matter how badly they need an extra man to compliment the teams effort, its never gonna happen as long as big money is involved. This is why the players just go out and play what they like. Win or lose, they come back home to their FIFA, their families and their Dogs knowing it doesn’t matter win or lose.

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