Arsenal are still open to letting Carl Jenkinson leave the club but Arsene Wenger admits it’s unlikely the right-back will secure a permanent move before the January transfer window closes tomorrow evening.
The Gunners accepted a £7 million offer from Crystal Palace earlier this month, however, the England international is believed to rejected the personal terms tabled.
“There is no news on him at all,” Wenger told his pre-Watford press conference on Monday morning.
“We are still open because we have many players in this position, but at the moment it doesn’t look like something will happen.”
He later added: “For us no [the Palace move is not dead]. For him? I don’t know.
The boss also confirmed that Sam Allardyce had tabled an offer to take the player permanently, having previously signed him twice on loan at West Ham United.
If Jenkinson doesn’t move, the boss also made clear that it would not be a problem despite him falling down the pecking order on the right of defence.
“He’s integrated into the squad. We respect any professional decision.
“Carl Jenkinson is a great player who has a great attitude, there’s no problem on that front. After that he must find happiness with his conditions and where he goes he should feel comfortable.”
The boss also confirmed that Mathieu Debuchy is fully fit and available for transfer, but that no offers had been received for the France international.