Arsenal Complete Signing…Another Diamond Uncovered By Arsene?

By on April 7, 2011

Arsenal have officially completed the £1 million signing of Charlton’s left back Carl Jenkinson.

Tall in physique, the left back has been making quite remarkable displays given his age and will reportedly quit current club, Charlton Athletic to join the Gunners come the summer transfer window. His deal with the red and whites expires in the summer.

Jenkinson was born in the London area but has played for both England and Finland at youth level. Arsenal will have to cough up a sum that could rise to over £1 million for his signature rather than go to a tribunal. Jenkinson is likely to stay under Wenger’s wing next season but could be loaned out during the campaign.

This is another example yet again that Arsene Wenger likes to save the dough and instead find rough gems, in my opinion, a good move to sign an English player, given that Arsenal have many foreigners.

Submitted by Two Liverpool Fans

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18 Comments

  1. Mark

    April 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

    More like uncovered at Charlton….not Arsene. He is 19 and already played first team football. If he was 15/16 then yes, uncovered by Arsene; at 19 and played in the league system then no, uncovered by the club who trained him and deserve compensation.

    • Sunny

      April 7, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Hell r you on about, everyone knows Arsenal is the place to be for young players to develop, other smaller clubs may bring them into the game but world class is something they have very little chance to become without going to a club like Arsenal.

      its as SIMPLE AS; if these clubs have faith in the player to become £25m+ they would simply keep the player and develop them there. Same with Fabregas, there no guarantee that he would have developed to the level that he has with Arsenal but with Barca + if they knew he was going to be world class they simply would have kept him!!

  2. James Wong

    April 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Hopefully he will get senior football in two years. Arsenal need guys who can play for the first team straight away which means getting experienced ones not somebody with wc potential. The needs of the first team must take precedence over kid. Otherwise the cycle of non achievemnt of trophies will continue

  3. silentstan

    April 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

    ffs buy some players to help the team immediately

  4. Brett

    April 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

    The RB position has been a worry for a while, many young players have come in and just not been good enough. Having a young promising RB will be nice, with Sagna one of our more consistent performers and Eboue a good utility (if he stays, if he doesn’t then Jenkinson is a good utility across the entire back line anyway).

    I’m fine with this signing, it’s in the area we don’t need to strengthen but we do need depth in. heh.

  5. Gunn

    April 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Another diamond? Will this diamond also sit on the bench holding hands with the other diamonds who are usually unfit to play for most of the season?

  6. James

    April 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

    what a joke, sorry his hardly undiscovered and would of been staying with us until wenger stuck his ugly mush in.

  7. Dan

    April 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Terrible signing by an awful manager.

    WENGER OUT!!!

    • Mick

      April 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

      What an intelligent contribution from Dan the moron.

    • Mark

      April 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Well done dan, thanks or putting in the effort to come across as a moron

  8. Sarf London

    April 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Sunny. “Arsenal is the place to be for young players to develop, other smaller clubs may bring them into the game but world class is something they have very little chance to become without going to a club like Arsenal”. Charlton might lose talent to a more successful club like Arsenal but Arsenal are in danger of losing talent like Fabregas, Clichy and Nasri to a bigger and more successful club like Barcelona. Arsenal are absolute hypocrites. They don’t like clubs sniffing around their best players but they are more than happy to nick talent from other clubs for a paltry fee. What goes around…………

  9. Jarsenal

    April 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    What a bunch of mindless selfish idiots!!! you would rather have a player of quality stay at a small club then let him go out and reach and achieve his goals. its no wonder his coming to us there is no way in hell he could even begin to have a intelligent conversation with you lot!!!!!

  10. Sussexmick

    April 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Jarsenal- I think the moron is you!
    The article says that having bought him he is most likely to ‘go out on loan’. It is a cheap invesztment in a potential star- £1m is peanuts to you, he was happy at Charlton having broken into the first team until the moneybags come sniffing. I expect he will end up another of our youngsters with a splintery a***e.

  11. ne

    April 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    petty this boy, if he dont play after one year, trust me he would morally down like vela. lost confidence, struggling and waste his talent in the end…

  12. ombado

    April 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    i must confess that what i say might offend others even though am a die-hard arsenal fan. i wonder what will become of this our lovely team after five years. so young players and again so old players! why can’t we get tested players who are neither so young nor so old for the game. wenger, change your policy and we (arsenal lovers) can be happy once again. light up my years with arsenal!

  13. FREDDY KOIGI

    April 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    @Ombado:- Who tested Fabregas before he came to Arsenal?, Who tested Messi before he went to Barcelona?

    Relax, If Wenger says he is good, then he is good, yes Wenger probably made a few mistakes with Denilson, Almunia, Silvestre and Jeffers but most of the times, Wenger comes out right and I believe this will be one of those.

  14. Mike

    April 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    What? Uncovered by Arsene? No, not a chance. Phil Parkinson is a scout for Arsenal right now. His last job was Manager of Charlton. So guess who uncovered this “diamond”….yep, Phil Parkinson when he was at Charlton.

    The fact of the matter is however, he is unproven even at League One level. He played a handful of first team games for Charlton (less than 10) lost most of them and now he is being touted as the next Ashley Cole. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him drop down a division or two in a couple of years without a single Arsenal Premier League appearance to his name.

  15. Dguy

    April 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    It is ashame to manager like you,who doesn’t have respect to himself.Shame on you!!

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