Carl Jenkinson will reportedly be told by parent club Arsenal that he is free to turn his loan spell at West Ham United into a permanent one in the summer, according to the Daily Star.
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The England defender has been at Upton Park in a season long loan deal, and has impressed in his 28 appearances for the East London outfit.
But with the Gunners well stocked for options at right-back in Mathieu Debuchy, Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers, it would appear that Jenkinson’s path to first team football is blocked should he return to the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
The Daily Star are reporting that manager Arsene Wenger is planning to sit down with the 23-year-old and tell him that he is free to continue his progress with the Hammers.
Jenkinson signed for Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011, making his league debut against Liverpool in the August, and was also part of the side which suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat against Manchester United soon after.