Despite confirming that the clubs have agreed a deal for Carl Jenkinson, Sam Allardyce admitted that the move “hangs in the balance” over the player’s personal terms.
Currently earning £40,000 per week after signing a new deal with Arsenal in 2015, it is reported that the player isn’t that keen on taking a paycut.
“I think that’s [down to] negotiations between the chairman and the player’s agent,” added Allardyce, ahead of tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay against Bolton Wanderers.
It’s still not clear if Jenks will be leaving on a loan or a permanent deal but all the signs seem to be pointing towards the latter with a £3m fee being touted.
Despite playing only 38 games for Arsenal over the past five years since he arrived from Charlton, there is no doubt that he is a firm fan favourite. This is simply because he’s one of us – a true fan who got to play (and score) for Arsenal.
His grandad must be truly proud indeed, even if it didn’t work out the way we all hoped.
This is beautiful. Carl Jenkinson wasn't good enough, but he was Arsenal through and through. Top lad, wish him all the best in the future. pic.twitter.com/AXIyl1vf7M
— Arsenaloholic (@ArsenalohoIic) January 16, 2017