Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson looks set to join West Ham on loan for a third time, according to Standard Sport.
The full-back has been struggling for game time at Arsenal and was overlooked recently by Arsene Wenger while Hector Bellerin was out injured.
Despite also having Mathieu Debuchy sidelined, Wenger opted to use Gabriel instead of Jenkinson who has made just five appearances for Arsenal all season.
The report claims West Ham may again move for Jenkinson who has also attracted interest from Hull, Swansea City and Aston Villa.
However, with Debuchy also sidelined and Shkodran Mustafi on the injured list allowing Jenkinson to leave would leave Arsenal short of cover defensively.
Debuchy has also been linked with a move away from the club with French sides Lille and Marseille linked, and should they both leave, the club would have few options should injuries hit.
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Wenger has previously attempted to defend Jenkinson this season after he came in for criticism and is keen for him to gain regular football away from the club.
“You think you are there and then you will play and realise you are not as good as you think you should be and you lose confidence. He is going through that period at the moment,” he said.
“Today it is even more difficult because he gets quickly hammered by everybody on social media. I hope he doesn’t read all that and focuses on his game.”
Certainly Jenkinson seems to have little chance of playing regularly at Arsenal this season. Bellerin has cemented his position as first-choice with some impressive displays and Wenger recent decision to overlook the 24-year-old while the Spaniard was sidelined speaks volumes.