Arsenal played out a hard fought 2-2 against Paris-Saint Germain at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, virtually ending their hopes of topping their group.
The North London club have already secured their entry into the knock-out rounds in their previous game and the main goal against PSG was to also confirm their place at the pinnacle of the group.
However, the result means that the French club would just need to equal Arsenal’s result in the final group game and they will be through to the next round top of the group.
There are many players missing with injuries, but not having first-choice at right-back in Hector Bellerin was a big blow. The Spanish youngster is expected to be out of action for few weeks, meaning that Carl Jenkinson took his place.
The Englishman has been out injured since the start of the year following an 18-month spell on loan at West Ham and is playing this high level of football after a long time, the impact of which can be seen in his performances over the past 2 games.
The 24-year-old was far from impressive performance against French giants as the defender struggled to show any confidence in his own ability. It is definitely hard for any youngster to straight away slot in after an year and that too in big games, but it also provided an opportunity to prove himself.
The Gunners could see the defender having a poor game and, unfortunately for him, took to Twitter to rip into Jenkinson’s performance.
Here are some of the reactions:
Please leave arsenal bro @jenkinson
— Sal (@ffsXhak) November 23, 2016
Hopefully they both hangout some time pretty soon!
Alexis still has absolutely no idea who Jenkinson is.
— George (@Arseclan) November 23, 2016
Jenkinson coming in for Bellerin is equivalent to Vince Vaughn replacing Matthew McConaughey in True Detective.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 23, 2016
Coming to Santos, I remember his terrific pace going forward.
Jenkinson is getting closer to André Santos's level. Some performance
— G' (@Guillaume_LF) November 23, 2016
If Chamberlain is in the mood, he can even play GK.
Oxlade-Chamberlain might actually be a better right-back than Jenkinson.
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) November 23, 2016
Jenkinson should be playing Sunday league football. Champions League is way above him
— OKUSKUN (@wallacemoses95) November 23, 2016
Too early to say so?
— Mwema (@dominchez_mwema) November 23, 2016
Jenkinson is minus 1 for Arsenal tonight.
— Esor, Sandra (@SandraEsor_) November 23, 2016
Jenkinson is 24. Not going to improve. Pay West Ham to take him back.
— Tom Gordon (@GoonerGordo) November 23, 2016
Whenever Jenkinson is on the ball, my bloody pressure increases excessively #AFCvPSG
— Cam Hughes (@camhughes) November 23, 2016
If nothing else Carl Jenkinson provides comedy value
— OllieT (@ollythomas95) November 23, 2016
— Abhishek (@banerjee06) November 23, 2016
— martin fisher (@misherfish) November 23, 2016
There are some fans who looked at the positive side too.
— Pittering Pitterdash (@yamsivam) November 23, 2016
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