Jenkinson to snub Liverpool for Hammers

Arsenal defender opts for West Ham United move

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson has revealed he would stay at West Ham United permanently if he was told he no longer has a future at the Emirates Stadium.

The young right-back as been on a season-long loan at Upton Park after Arsenal signing Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers over the Summer from Newcastle United and Southampton respectively.

However, it’s been a youth graduate who has impressed the most at the back for Arsenal in Hector Bellerin, leaving Jenkinson’s role in North London in doubt.

Jenkinson, who is a massive Arsenal fan, could be told to find a new club at the end of the season with Arsene Wenger already having three right-back choices.

Permanent deal and Liverpool interest

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a fine season with West Ham and Sam Allardyce is keen to sign him permanently in a deal worth around £10million.

However The Hammers face competition from Liverpool who are also showing interest in the Englishman with the hope that he will replace Glen Johnson.

In a recent interview, Jenkinson admitted that a permanent stay at West Ham could be an option if Arsenal choose to sell.

He said: “West Ham has been perfect for me and I’ve loved every minute. It’s definitely a place I’d consider staying but the ball is in Arsenal’s court.

“I’ve got to focus on my football for the time being and those things will look after themselves.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

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