Jenkinson’s move to Palace held up by wage demands

Sky Sports is reporting this afternoon that Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson’s transfer to Crystal Palace has been held up so far due to the England international’s wage demands.

Jenkinson it seems had agreed a deal to join Palace on a permanent basis, having accepted a £35,000 a week with the London club, only to learn that Palace were paying their other winter signing Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp £56,000 a week. Continue reading

Wenger happy to keep want away defender

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that he had no issues keeping Carl Jenkinson at the club should the defender’s move to Crystal Palace fail to materialize in the January transfer window.

Predictably quizzed about Jenkinson’s future at his press conference today, Wenger confirmed that Palace’s request to sign Jenkinson was indeed a permanent transfer and not a loan move, but added that he didn’t have any issues keeping the young right back should the move fail to materialize. Continue reading

Wenger prepared to let duo leave

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is prepared to let right backs Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson leave the club in January, whilst reaffirming that he is not likely to make any new signings before the transfer window closes.

Speaking to the press today ahead of the Gunners’ tough FA Cup fourth round clash with a buoyant Southampton side, Wenger revealed that both defenders are available for transfer should anyone wish to sign them. Continue reading

Wenger rules out January signings, confirms possible exits

Arsenal fans keeping a close eye on the transfer market hoping for a big money signing can pretty much forget about that happening if Manager Arsene Wenger continues to have his way.

Speaking at his press conference this morning ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Burnley this weekend, Wenger said,  “I expect it to be a very quiet period because we have Welbeck coming back now. Offensively, we are very strong, we have many,many players who can come in and overall I don’t expect to do anything special.” Continue reading

Jenkinson transfer still “in the balance”

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson’s proposed move to Crystal Palace isn’t quite a done deal yet.

Discussing the transfer, Palace Manager Sam Allardyce revealed, “While we appear to have an agreement with Arsenal, that agreement with the player hasn’t reached a conclusion, so that’s hanging in the balance, as we say.” Continue reading

Four way battle for Arsenal defender

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson looks set to head out on loan again this winter after struggling to hit form after having been given a chance to fight for the no.1 right back slot by the club.

An injury to Hector Bellerin last month had given Jenkinson an opportunity to convince Arsene Wenger about giving him a run of games, but the England international was short of form and confidence after his own injury woes. Continue reading

Arsenal to be boosted by Spaniard’s return

There is some positive team news for Arsenal heading into this weekend’s fixture with Stoke City, with Manager Arsene Wenger confirming that Spanish superstar Hector Bellerin is back in contention after having recovered from the injury he sustained as a result of a challenge by Danny Rose late in the North London derby last month.

Wenger revealed that while he is not certain about Bellerin’s inclusion for the upcoming game, the young Spaniard could very much be in contention and faces a fitness test to determine whether he would be able to get through the game. Continue reading

Bellerin joins Arsenal’s list of walking wounded

Arsenal’s recent injury woes continue to have weekly additions with Spanish full back Hector Bellerin becoming the latest player to pick up a knock, with the young defender having got injured in training yesterday.

Arsenal already have the trio of Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal nursing wounds, and Bellerin now makes it four first choice starters that are missing the Champions League trip to Bulgaria to take on Ludogorets. Continue reading