After a successful loan spell with West Ham last season, it appears that Arsenal are willing to allow Carl Jenkinson to go out on loan again.
Sunderland are reportedly interested in taking the 23-year-old on loan for next season, but it appears that the Arsenal man’s preference is to remain at Upton Park for another campaign.
Jenkinson went on loan last season after Arsene Wenger told him he could not guarantee him first team action and did not want to see his development hindered.
Last season Arsenal lost Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, but went on to purchase Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United and Calum Chambers from Southampton.
Debuchy endured an injury ravaged season seeing the Frenchman play only 10 games in the Premier League. Debuchy’s injury saw the rise of Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard went on to cement a spot in the starting XI in the Arsenal team after some very impressive displays for the north London club.
It’s clear that Wenger does not wish to sell Jenkinson as the Frenchman still thinks he has a future at the club. Considering Debuchy is ageing and will be 30 in July and the fact that Wenger see’s Chambers future position in the team is more along the lines of a centre-back rather than a right back.
That leaves Bellerin being the only right-back at the club once Debuchy has moved on. You can see why Arsene wants to keep Jenkinson on the books at Arsenal.
Jenkinson is currently away on international duty with England under 21s competing at this month's European Championship in Czech Republic. The fact that Jenkinson is young and English will give even more incentive for Wenger to keep him at Arsenal after his latest loan stint.
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