Gunners youngster eyed by Sam Allardyce.
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West Ham United are keen to sign Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson, either on loan or on a permanent deal, according to the Daily Mirror.
With the Gunners yesterday confirming the signing of French right-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United, there has been some speculation that Jenkinson will look to move elsewhere in his pursuit of regular first-team football.
The 22-year-old, also a rumoured target for Swansea City, has been at the Emirates Stadium since signing from Charlton Athletic in 2011, but has not managed to establish himself as first choice in Arsene Wenger’s side.
The England international will have hoped to make something of a breakthrough into the starting lineup with the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City this summer, but Wenger has instead moved to bring in Debuchy for around £10m to be first choice in that position.
West Ham will hope to capitalise if Jenkinson is made available, though Arsenal have so far been rejecting offers from clubs as they hope to keep him as a backup player.
It remains to be seen if the player himself will attempt to force a move due to his desire to play regularly in the Premier League.