BID ACCEPTED! Arsenal confirm deal for yet another RB as 3rd winter signing

According footballinsider,

Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Arsenal outcast Carl Jenkinson has collapsed, according to a report.

Jenkinson has been granted permission to speak to other clubs this month, after failing to establish himself at the Emirates.

Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace were one of several English clubs interested in the defender’s services, but the Mirror reports that they have now pulled the plug on the deal.

It is believed that Palace could not come to an agreement over a deal for the 24-year-old, and that their wage structure is causing problems getting deals done.

Jenkinson is said to be extremely disappointed with the news.

Allardyce was keen to link up with Jenkinson for a second-time, having signed him on loan during his time as West Ham boss in the 2014-15 season.

The one-time capped England international made 36 appearances for the Hammers that season, and could have expected a similar first-team role at Selhurst Park.

Since moving to the Gunners in 2011, Jenkinson has made 62 appearances in all competitions for the club. However, he has never been able to hold down a regular place in the side, and has slipped even further down the pecking order this season.

He had an opportunity to earn a role in the side earlier this season when first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin, and his deputy Mathieu Debuchy were both sidelined with injury, but Jenkinson did not take his chance, and Arsene Wenger swiftly replaced him with Gabriel Paulista.

The former Charlton man has made just five first-team appearances for Arsenal this season.


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