Wenger on dropping Jenkinson for Debuchy at right-back
Arsene Wenger has given his thoughts on the possibility of changing his options at right-back for Arsenal’s next fixture.
The Gunners have had to do some reshuffling at the back following the news Hector Bellerin will be sidelined for several weeks.
Wenger’s first attempt to deal with the absence of the Spaniard was to start Carl Jenkinson in the clash with Manchester United on Saturday.
After featuring for 83 minutes, the 24-year-old was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who went on to set up Olivier Giroud’s equalizing goal.
It appears that Jenkinson, might not be the automatic choice for the right-back role especially with Mathieu Debuchy now back in action.
However, Wenger insists Wednesday’s affair with PSG has come too soon for the French defender who is still regaining full fitness.
“He is close now. He played only 70 minutes in the under-23s, I was hesitating to include him tomorrow.” the Arsenal manager said
“But for me, still, it is not enough competition to say I can throw him in in a Champions League game with the intensity of one of those games, and that he will be comfortable.
“I think he still needs one or two weeks. If he gets through this week well, I think he will come back into the group.”