Arsenal are getting close to bringing in 19 year-old Calum Chambers of Southampton, and if signed he will fight it out with former Newcastle right back Mathieu Debuchy for the right back spot at Arsenal next season.
Carl Jenkinson – could be made available by Arsenal
And that has caused news reports that there is no future for 22 year-old Englishman Carl Jenkinson at the Gunners, who was a target of Newcastle’s earlier this summer.
Carl was a target because we knew we needed to replace Mathieu Debuchy, who was strongly linked with Arsenal during the World Cup, and also because Alan Pardew had said he wanted more Englishmen in the Newcastle squad.
But since then we have signed Daryl Janmaat, the Dutch International right back from Feyenoord, and Newcastle have also found out there is a (rather large) premium on both the transfer fees and wages of Englishmen.
So while it may be understandable that the news stories report that Newcastle United are interested in Jenkinson, we wonder if that’s true.
Newcastle have Daryl Janmaat who will be our right back next season, and the right footed Italian International Davide Santon, can always play at right back if needed.
So we’d be surprised if Newcastle are really interested in Carl Jenkinson.
What do you think?
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