by Lewis Ambrose

Earlier this week Daily Mail reported that West Ham were interested in taking Carl Jenkinson on loan again next season, but are now saying that Arsenal’s demands may scupper the deal.

Jenkinson, who is currently with the England u21 squad ahead of the European Championships in Croatia, enjoyed a good year at West Ham United.

The right-back played 32 Premier League games for The Hammers as they finished 12th and gained a place in next season’s Europa League qualifying rounds through their fair play record.

Now the East London club are interested in taking Jenkinson on loan again, but Arsenal could make the deal difficult.


Daily Mail reports that Arsenal are seeking a £2M fee from West Ham just to take Jenkinson on loan.

While the right-back’s season at Upton Park was a success, it is thought that West Ham would rather not pay such a fee for a player who would only be on loan anyway.


It is unlikely that Jenkinson will be at Arsenal next season, whether his departure is permanent or on another loan deal.

The English defender faces a tough fight in the Arsenal squad, with Mathieu Debuchy the most senior right-back.

It is doubtful that Debuchy will even be first choice next season after Héctor Bellerín established himself and has shown he is more than good enough to play in the Premier League.

Even then 20 year-old Calum Chambers can play on the right-hand side of defence if required, and started there on 17 occasions last year.

Jenkinson is unlikely to have a long-term future at Arsenal, but a loan move would still be sensible for everyone involved.

Whether it is on loan or permanently, there is still a very good chance that Jenkinson is donning the claret and blue of West Ham again next season.