Buy a right-back

Carl JenkinsonFor the biggest mistake we made in the summer was not signing a right-back.

While all the talk was about how the club wanted to spend big on a marquee striker, I was wondering why we weren’t looking to make similar moves for a marquee right-back.

Sam Byram has been average when called upon but he’s now sidelined through injury, while Alvarao Arbeloa just doesn’t have the legs anymore. Michail Antonio definitely isn’t a right-back, so we need to invest heavily in this area in January.

Carl Jenkinson should be top of that list of potential targets. He has played over 50 games for us at right back, he knows the club and he knows the players. He would slot in perfectly without needing any time to adapt.