After a year on loan to West Ham United, Carl Jenkinson appears ready to return to Arsenal. But can the club get him back or will they have to fight for him?
The Gunners are reportedly trying to get right back Carl Jenkinson a new contract with the club before loaning him out for the second year in a row.
According to ESPN FC, the Arsenal defender – fresh off a very successful stint with West Ham United – has received interest from the likes of Sunderland, Southampton as well as West Ham, but Sunderland currently has a loan fee in place. But with the 23-year-old’s contract set to expire in 2018, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to secure his rising star’s services for a few more years before letting him leave.
ESPN FC reported that the arrivals of Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers last season prevented Jenkinson from earning a spot on the starting lineup as the Gunners finished 3rd on the Premier League table and won the FA Cup.
Wenger reportedly believes that Jenkinson still has a future with the team, but needs more experience on someone else’s roster.