Jenkins not for sale say Arsenal

jenkinson1Arsene Wenger has insisted his target is to keep Carl Jenkinson at Arsenal long term after holding talks with the defender this week. Wenger says he wants to keep the right back and will only consider another loan deal for the defender next season but could bring him back.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Monday’s game with Swansea, Wenger said: “I met Carl this week to speak about his future, we will sit down together at the end of the season, but my target is to keep him here at the club. He has had a great season for me and he has moved forward and overall he has gained a lot of confidence. The decision I have to make is do I bring him back now or does he need one more year now to play in the Premier League. It is not decided yet.  That’s what I have to decide at the end of the season, he needs experience. Carl is a young, very promising right back with top quality and he had a good year where he has really moved forward. It’s important that he has a good chance to play if he comes back.”

The news will come as a blow to West Ham who were hoping to tempt Arsenal with a permanent deal for the right back in the summer.  Carl Jenkinson current loan deal with the Hammers finishes on the 24th May.


About Sean Whetstone

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5 comments on “Jenkins not for sale say Arsenal

  1. ohi ohi ohi… bad news… really bad news… John, this is your lucky day… lol 😉

  2. John will be so happy, let’s hope we can get him on loan again or we get a very good replacement,
    Or is Wenger trying to drive up the price ?
    It’s not the end of the world just don’t sign Richards

  3. Arsenal have Debuchy, Bellerin, Chambers and Jenkinson all capable of covering at right back – I’d have thought he’s well covered there and would be open to a decent offer.

    Jenkinson’s been good after a dodgy start, BFS playing him too early after a hamstring injury – but he’s improved greatly, is young, athletic and just what we need at right back – I hope the Dave’s go all out to get him!

  4. Wengers playing mind games to push the price up .Another loan is probably right anyway, who knows a new manager may want to try a youth player….Oh sorry .. wash my mouth out…. I said Youth player.!!! (Do we still have any ?)

  5. Agree hammer6 why not another year loan but I think Jenkinson will push for a move but might wait and see what happens to BFS first,
    I was hoping Henry might be a right back option Read started at left back for us,
    Don’t know if Driver is still around at right back

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