Aston Villa Set Sights On Arsenal Youngster

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Villa Park boss keen on Emirates Stadium wide-man.

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Aston Villa have identified Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson as a summer transfer target according to Football Direct News.

Villa Park boss Paul Lambert will look to lure the 22 year old with the promise of regular first team football and one imagines that chances of pulling off such a move depend greatly on whether veteran Frenchman Bacary Sagna puts pen to paper on a new contract.

First choice right-back Sagna is out of contract in the summer and if he is lured away from the Emirates Stadium then Jenkinson may fancy his chances of filling the spot on a permanent basis. However if Sagna does stick around, or if Arsene Wenger opts to sign another right sided defender, then a move to Aston Villa may be become a viable option.

Jenkinson moved to Arsenal from Charlton back in June 2011 but has struggled to retain a foothold in the Arsenal first team set-up with the England international starting just six Premier League fixtures this season.

If he were to leave Arsenal Jenkinson may however feel he is capable of forging a career at a side higher up the Premier League ladder.

Aston Villa sit in eleventh place in the table but are just six points from the relegation zone.

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