West Ham last night completed the deal to sign Arsenal right back, Carl Jenkinson on loan for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old has been left on the fringes of the first team after the Gunners signed full-back duo Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers this summer.
The out of favour Jenkinson still has a lot of promise and has been given the chance to get first team Premier League football under his belt. BBC Sport last night confirmed the deal and Jenkinson himself insisted he had “many options” but decided moving to West Ham was the only one he wanted, “I’m clearly seen as a big part of things here and hopefully I can prove my worth because it is an important year for me,” Jenkinson said. “I was flattered to have a lot of options but, deep down, if I was being honest with myself West Ham was always the place I wanted to go to.”
Jenkinson made 22 appearances for Arsenal last season, but the heavy competition this year appears to be too much as the young English right back now makes his way to Upton Park where he will begin to ply his trade in the claret kit.
A deal that suits all suitors and a chance for Jenkinson to prove that he can play in the Premier League and push Debuchy and Chambers for a starting place.
By Oliver Baines | August 1st, 2014