Sam Allardyce has said that the Carl Jenkinson deal is ‘still on’ until he’s told by his chairman that it’s dead.

Allardyce had confirmed that a deal was agreed between the clubs but it seems as if personal terms with Jenks is the main problem. Despite a deal seemingly on the verge of being completed, with Arsene Wenger thinking it would be done in a couple of days around a week ago, this week it was claimed the deal was off.

Not so, it seems.

“Until the chairman rings me to say the Jenkinson deal is dead, it’s still on for me,” Allardyce told reporters at his press conference ahead of their game this weekend.

The deal is expected to be a permanent one, bringing an end to Jenks’ time at the club he has supported all his life.

He will go with the total support of all Arsenal fans who wanted him to succeed so badly, but know that he’s just not good enough.

The only fee mentioned for far is £3m. Now 24, Arsenal paid £956k for him from Charlton in 2010. He has 18 months left on his current deal.