A transfer deal between two London clubs could happen in January as West Ham are thought to be angling a move for Arsenal’s young wing-back Carl Jenkinson.
Jenkinson, 24, has been out of action for much of the season after an injury last year kept him on the sidelines. However, despite being declared fit in early November by boss Arsene Wenger, Jenkinson’s playing time has been scant – a total five appearances in all competitions, with only one of those in the Premier League.
Jenkinson’s aim to play in the Gunners’ first team is further stifled by Hector Bellerin’s solid form so far, with Wenger opting for Bellerin as the first choice right-back.
West Ham, however, are keen to offer Jenkinson some playing time for the second half of the campaign. According to the Birmingham Mail, West Ham are hoping to seal a loan deal for the 24-year-old come until the end of the season.
West Ham may well be confident in sealing the deal – they have managed to acquire the player’s services on loan last season.
The Hammers, however are likely to face stiff competition for Jenkinson’s services this time round. Indeed, Other English clubs such as Aston Villa, Swansea, and Hull City are all thought to be eager in signing the right-back on loan. As to whoever eventually gets Jenkinson’s signature come January, however, remains to be seen.
Jenkinson signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2011, with the Emirates Stadium outfit parting ways with no less than one million Euros to snatch the defender from previous club Charlton Athletic.
Jenkinson has a contract with Arsenal until 2018.