Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Arsenal Sign Carl Jenkinson
I figured I would post signings as they are announced on arsenal.com. Today we've signed 19-year-old defender Carl Jenkinson from Charlton Athletic for a fee thought to be around 1 million Euros. He's 6'2 and can play both centre and right back. Obviously he isn't the answer to our current defensive woes, but he is a promising young player (something we're all too familiar with at Arsenal). But anyway, I can't wait to watch him play.
Also, I'm glad that Arsenal missed out on signing Phil Jones from Blackburn (whom is days away from signing with Manchester United). The last signing we need to make is a 19-year-old centre back for 16 million. While Jenkinson can learn from Sagna for the new few seasons, we would our centre back signing to start for us immediately. Jones was never the answer. It would have been a huge risk to take, and hopefully we'll sign someone more experienced to shore up the back line.