Carl Jenkinson looks set to spend another season away from the Emirates, with a loan move edging closer and closer. It looked as though he may have been on his way to Sunderland at one point, but he is now on the verge of resigning for West Ham, according to ESPN.
The 23-year-old was fantastic for the Hammers last season, and enjoyed plenty of first team football while on loan at Upton Park. He looks like he could still have a future at Arsenal, but at the moment he is unlikely to see regular game time at the Emirates – with Mathieu Debuchy and Hector Bellerin ahead of him in the pecking order.
ESPN claim that Sunderland agreed a fee and that Arsenal had signed off on the deal, but Jenkinson is keen to remain in London, so West Ham is a far more attractive prospect for the England international.
His successful season in 2014/15 saw his stock skyrocket, and he already looks an improved player. Another campaign like that could convince Arsene Wenger to give the young right-back a chance the following season, so this could prove a massive year for Jenkinson. Wenger wants to tie him down to a long term contract before any move is finalised (via ESPN), which already suggests the Frenchman has faith in the former Charlton Athletic star’s abilities.