Arsenal reach agreement for out of favour defender

Crystal Palace have reached an agreement with Arsenal for out of favour defender, Carl Jenkinson.

The 24-year old has been struggling to nail down a spot in Arsene Wenger’s first choice XI, so much so that the Frenchman has preferred Gabriel Paulista as his second choice right-back in Hector Bellerin’s absence.

Arsene Wenger did speak, however, over Jenkinson’s situation.

“What he’s going through at the moment for me is a bit normal, but very difficult to live [through] for a player. Why? Because you think you are there. … And then you play, and you realise that you are not as good as you think you should be.”

“And you lose confidence. And he is going through that period at the moment, he has lost confidence.

“Because the Jenkinson you see at the moment is a Jenkinson who can play, but he is not completely Jenkinson because he has no confidence.”

Jenkinson has previously had the experience of playing under Sam Allarydyce, being a crucial part of his West Ham United teams a couple of seasons back. It doesn’t, therefore, surprise anyone that Allardyce has made his move for the Englishman yet again.

Speaking to the media, Allardyce revealed that they had reached an agreement with Arsenal.

 “I think that’s negotiation between the chairman and the agent, but we appear to have an agreement with Arsenal [for Jenkinson].”


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