Arsenal have finally seen their unbeaten run come to a half, as they lost 2-0 to Southampton in the quarterfinal of EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
The Gunners might have their concentration focused on bigger prizes but they might have hoped of adding the Cup to their cabinet too, but those hopes were trashed early in the first half as Southampton scored two.
Wenger made wholesale changes to the squad with one eye on their weekend Premier League fixture against West Ham, but he would have been expecting a much better showing from his players.
Despite those changes there was still some experience there with summer signing Lucas Perez started, with both Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny lining up in midfield.
Goals from Jordan Clasie and Ryan Bertrand saw the Saints go in at the break 2-0 up and effectively see off the North London club’s hopes of winning the EFL Cup.
Although most of the players performed well below their capabilities, the fans were quite disappointed with the performance of Jenkinson. Both goals came down the Gunners’ right flank and the youngster was out of position for the first, then gave the ball away poorly for the latter and failed to recover.
He has been out with injury for a while and was immediately thrown into big games where he failed to make an impact. This game was a perfect chance to prove his credentials but he came up with a mediocre performance again. Must improve.
Here are some of the Reactions on Twitter:
— Jeff Leidig (@DenverGooner) November 30, 2016
Arsenal fans have a short memory. Surely #jenkinson can't be worse full back than pub player Andre Santos?
— Philip Berman (@PhilipBBerman) November 30, 2016
Jenkinson actually finished us
— Virtuoso (@RetroDee_) November 30, 2016
Mr Jenkinson. Your time at arsenal is done sir
— Gooner Justin (@Justinl1983) November 30, 2016
Will get few more chances
That's jenkinson's Arsenal career over! It was good while it lasted. Unlucky lad
— Dan Sam (@DanSam1) November 30, 2016
You will sir
Jenkinson. Dont want to see him again
— PacoBoyEdem (@PacoBoyEdem) November 30, 2016
— Nziza Munyangaju (@Nziza1989) November 30, 2016
Jenkinson's fault 100%
— Usman (@UzkayRibadu) November 30, 2016
Do you want your Arsenal opinion to be heard? We are looking for Writers who can passionately represent their views. Get started by contacting us here: email@example.com Follow us on Twitter here: @arsenalfever360. Picture lover? Follow our Instagram account here: arsenal_fever and LIKE us on Facebook here: Arsenal Fever