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According to report from the Mirror Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson has revealed why he failed to complete a move to Crystal Palace last month.
There were reports that Crystal Palace had agreed a fee with Arsenal but Jenkinson couldn’t agree personal terms with reports claims the 25-year-old was demanding a huge increase in wage that the Eagles were reluctant to meet.
“Football is a very short career. There was the possibility if I did move to Palace on the terms being offered then there was the chance it would have been quite a significant financial step backwards for me,” he told The Mirror.
“It’s a culmination of things. When you do leave a club like Arsenal, things need to be right for you. Everything needs to be right.
“It needs to be the right manager and financially – don’t get me wrong, I don’t want silly money – but it needs to be something that’s right for me. I’m 25 years of age.
“Anyone who knows me, my friends and my family, know that wasn’t the case. But to people further afield, I didn’t want it to look like I was being greedy or whatever conclusion they may draw from what’s been said.
“When certain people are insinuating that you are asking for silly amounts of money and when it’s far from the truth it’s not nice to read. That’s why I am here and talking to clear that up. That’s not the case.”