Arsenal Set to Announce First Summer Signing

Arsenal and Charlton have agreed a compensation package for fullback Carl Jenkinson.

The 19-year-old Finland U-19 international will sign a 5 year deal, with Arsenal paying Charlton up to £2million in compensation under Premier League rules as the player is under 24.

As first revealed on in March, Arsenal won the race to sign Jenkinson with Manchester United and Chelsea also eager to sign the young fullback.

Arsene Wenger will run the rule over Jenkinson on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Asia to determine if he is ready to be Bacary Sagna’s understudy or if he would benefit further from a spell on loan.

Jenkinson, a boyhood Gooner, will be the first signing of the summer for Arsenal with his arrival set to be announced prior to the transfer window reopening in June.