Two clubs chasing Gunners defender.
Newcastle United and Stoke City have been mentioned as potential suitors for Arsenal youngster Carl Jenkinson, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 22-year-old has not managed to establish himself as a regular during his three years at the Emirates Stadium, playing as an understudy to Bacary Sagna at right-back, and doesn’t seem to be in Arsene Wenger’s plans for next season either, despite Sagna’s departure to Manchester City.
The Frenchman’s exit has seen the Gunners linked with the likes of Mathieu Debuchy and Javier Manquillo as two possible signings in the right-back position, which looks set to see Jenkinson out of the first-team picture for now.
A loan move could be just what the England international needs at this point in his career, with Newcastle and Stoke both ready to take him on for the season and give him the experience of regular first-team football in the Premier League.
Jenkinson has shown moments of promise since joining Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2011, but remains inexperienced and a little short of the quality required to be a regular starter for a top four club.
Debuchy’s possible move from Newcastle to Arsenal could give the Magpies the edge in agreeing a deal for Jenkinson, but it is not yet clear where he will be playing his football next season.
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