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Carl Jenkinson on his way out of the Emirates Stadium

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson looks set to leave the club in the January transfer window, with West Ham United and Championship promotion-hopefuls Aston Villa two of the clubs linked with his signature. He could be sent out for his third loan spell with the Hammers, but could also be on his way to Swansea City if rumours are to be believed.

The 24-year-old looked like he’d play a big part in the first-team after being reintroduced to the fray by manager Arsene Wenger this season, and after starting in November’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United. But a poor showing at Old Trafford has seen Jenkinson out of the side and bottom of the pecking order, and it appears Arsenal will sell him next month.

Jenkinson had gone just shy of 900 days between appearances at Arsenal, having been loaned out to West Ham United for two seasons as well as being on the periphery when he was on Arsenal’s books. But the right-back has made little improvement at the age of 24 and will want regular playing time with another club showing an interest to sign him.

Reports have suggested Wenger has given his blessing for Jenkinson to try and get his career back on track with another club so movement could be made in the coming weeks.

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