There are rumours that this youngster signed a four-year contract with Arsenal last month. The 19 year old full-back is 6’1″ and plays for Charlton Athletic. He has broken into the first team for the League 1 club after having played on loan for Eastbourne Borough. So…Wenger is looking to sign a 19 year old who plays for a semi-professional football club. That doesn’t sound like a particularly promising way to curb our defensive issues.
However, Jenkinson is clearly talented, having played for both Finland and England youth teams. Should the transfer go through, Wenger would probably have to pay Charlton in compensation. It is rumoured that we would pay around £1 million in stages.
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Mario is an 18 year old German attacking midfielder. He plays for Borussia Dortmund and is receiving rave reviews for his technical ability. He has played 46 games for the German side and scored 8 times, along with providing 15 assists. He has helped Borussia Dortmund to win the Bundesliga this year. In addition, he has represented Germany at all levels and broke into the full national side last year.
Apparently, he has attracted clubs from across Europe, so it is not unusual for Arsenal to be linked with him. However, with a squad brimming with technical ability and attacking talent, it would seem odd for Wenger to choose to buy such a player. Then again, he would slip straight into Arsenal’s style of play with little problem.
Furthermore, many Arsenal midfielders are likely to be on their way out of the London club this season. Denilson, Diaby, Rosicky, Arshavin, Nasri and Fabregas have all been the subject of transfer rumours. It is unlikely that we will lose all of these players, but should a few of them leave, Wenger would need to replace them with top players. Götze is undoubtedly talented, but once again he is “one for the future.” If Arsène wants to end this trophy drought, then Jenkinson and Götze are not the right type of transfers to be looking for.
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