West Ham United defender Carl Jenkinson has inspired a Twitter backlash after his miserable display against Manchester City in today’s evening kick off at Upton Park.
I feel sorry for Jenkinson… he's just not up to scratch is he really? Lovely guy I'm sure but blatantly lacks skill. #WHUMCI
— Hannah (@JaurevatoTW) January 23, 2016
Jenkinson doing his bit for the Arsenal title bid
— Andy Hug (@MightyGooner81) January 23, 2016
The on loan Arsenal star has divided opinion this season despite excelling last term during his initial year on loan with the Hammers.
Jenkinson is awful
— Steveh' (@Steveh245) January 23, 2016
The sooner we send that Arsenal rubbish back the better 🙁 #jenkinson
— Simon Jones (@folkestoneiron) January 23, 2016
However, the 23-year old appears to have suffered a dip in form under Slaven Bilic this term and is starting to attract criticism from the Irons faithful on social media.
Great first half! Jenkinson just ruined it but hey ho. Second half we can nick 1 or 2 goals
— ⚒Benzino⚒ (@BIGBenny_96) January 23, 2016
Would be winning if it weren't for Jenkinson's inability to defend
— George ⚽️ ⚒ (@GeorgeDrew29_) January 23, 2016
During his brief 13-minute cameo, the former England international conceded a penalty when fouling Sergio Aguero, a rash challenge he didn’t seem to need to make.
Jenkinson has 0 confidence. I can't believe he's the same player from last season
— Harry Woodrow (@HarryBWoodrow) January 23, 2016
His misery was compounded when, not long after, he suffered an injury and needed to be taken off in place of new signing Sam Byram.
If anything, they only brought in Byram so they don't have to play Jenkinson again. Shoulda stuck him straight in.
— Lee Robert (@Lee_Badeedee) January 23, 2016
To add further insult to injury, fans on social media have been talking up the new man and believe he is ALREADY an improvement on Jenkinson in the right-back berth.
Hopefully now with Byram at the club that is the last time we see Jenkinson in the starting XI
— ⚒ West Ham London ⚒ (@WestHamLondon) January 23, 2016
Sam Byram has already done more this season than Jenkinson
— George Williamson (@Willlliamson) January 23, 2016