Football

Carl Jenkinson.

Carl Jenkinson destroys Spurs with vicious one-liner

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Arsenal fans may not have had much to shout about in their own Champions League encounter this week, but they've been loving seeing Spurs crash out of the competition at the first hurdle.

Tottenham's defeat to Monaco on Tuesday all but ended their hopes of making it to the knockout stages, while Arsenal's draw with Paris Saint-Germain means they can still qualify at the top of the group providing they win their last game against and PSG drop points.

But there is one man who is likely enjoying this more than most, given that he's not only a boyhood Gunners fan, but plays for them too: Carl Jenkinson.

Article continues below

The 24-year-old was speaking to The Telegraph this week where he bemoaned the head-to-head rule that currently sees the club sit in second place behind their French counterparts.

And though we're sure that if you asked him now, he'd deny that it was a cleverly timed shot at the club's rivals, reading it as a stand alone statement is, well, rather hilarious.

Article continues below

When asked about how difficult it is to escape the Champions League group stages, he said: “Getting to the last 16 is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Tottenham have obviously seen that and we have done well to get to this point. We have held our own and are joint top.

On the head-to-head rule he added: “The only thing that is holding us back is the head to head rule, which is frustrating when you look at our goal difference and it counts for nothing.

"The rule is very frustrating, I’m not a fan of that. But it is what it is, we are through to the last 16 and all we can do is go to Basel and have a go there and hope things pan out well for us.

“If they don’t we are through to the last 16 anyway and you never know who you are going to get drawn against.”

Just ask Spurs

Jenkinson has somewhat lost his way at Arsenal in recent years. Having joined the club back in 2011 and making headway into Arsene Wenger's plans, he was sent on loan to West Ham for two years in 2014.

While in east London he made a total of 59 appearances, with many expecting the Gunners to cash in on his services over the summer.

But Wenger decided to keep hold of him, and with Hector Bellerin facing a spell on the sidelines the England international may finally get his chance to shine.

He featured in last weekend's meeting with Manchester United and again played just over 80 minutes against PSG during the week.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Alexis Sanchez
UEFA Champions League
Tottenham Hotspur
Football
Premier League
Mesut Özil
Arsenal

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again