Jenkinson is now set to deputise for the French full back.
Arsenal have been hit with yet another injury setback after it was revealed that key defender Bacary Sagna will be out of action for the next three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury playing against Napoli in midweek, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The attacking France international pulled up clutching his leg in the north London club’s eye-catching 2-0 win over the Serie A high flyers in their Uefa Champions League group-stage clash at the Emirates on Tuesday night.
And now after having the problem scanned at London Colney, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Sagna will be sidelined for the next three weeks of the season.
As a result, the 30-year-old will be absent for the Gunners’ tricky-looking trip to take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon, with promising young Englishman Carl Jenkinson set to take the right back’s place in the Midlands.
Meanwhile, Sagna will also miss France’s upcoming internationals against both Australia and Finland, as well as Arsenal’s home encounter with struggling Norwich City in the top flight on Oct 19.
“It’s always a blow as he (Sagna) is a good player. Carl Jenkinson will do well there,” said Wenger in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the club’s match against the Baggies this weekend.