Carl Jenkinson says he’s happy to be back at West Ham for another season, after signing a new Arsenal contract.
The right-back performed well for the Hammers under Sam Allardyce last season, and this time around he’s got a new manager, Slaven Bilic, to convince.
“I’m happy everything’s been sorted out,” he told the West Ham official site. “I’ve got another season here and I can’t wait.
“I’ve got to come in, show what I can do and prove myself to a new manager. That keeps you on your toes and I’ve got to go and do that in pre-season. I’m looking forward to it.”
Jenkinson’s future was in doubt with the emergence of Hector Bellerin, but with Mathieu Debuchy not getting any younger, Arsene Wenger believes another campaign out on loan is the best thing for all parties.
“He has moved because he had the confidence of West Ham,” he told Arsenal Player.
“We have Hector Bellerin, we have Debuchy, we have Chambers. We are a bit congested in an area where you do not find many right backs all over the world.
“He will continue his development with West Ham. I found that all are winners there – West Ham, Arsenal and Jenkinson.”
Let’s hope he can continue to develop and come back to grace the Emirates pitch once more with a sprinting style that looks exactly like when you hold down R2 in FIFA.
Everyone’s a winner. baby, that’s no lie…
Good luck Jenko, see you in a year! Don’t be a stranger!
Definitely going the right way with this loan. Jenks is one for the (not to distant!) future!
I’m definitely not seeing why people believe Jenkinson is good enough for Arsenal. I keep hearing that he had a good season at West Ham but in all honesty i believe that is his level. Have not seen anything that makes me think he’s going to get to that level. I could be wrong but…..
His level is being a fairly good Premier League right back, it’s not like we’re loaning him out to a league one side?
He’s 23. Best years to come, from 25 upwards, with more experience from defending in a worse PL side. Can’t play against us whilst at WHU. Gooner. Big engine. Tall. England international.
IF he can’t cut it (I hope he does but obviously it isn’t guaranteed) when he comes back to us, fine, we sell him. I’m failing to see a downside.
A little misjudgment there
The matches I saw, he played fairly well and his cross to set up what would have been either a winner or an equalizer (I forget the score) vs. Man Utd was excellent.
He’s a good defender and has the pace to recover after mistakes upfield. Plus, his crossing has gotten even better – something Sagna never quite mastered.
Some of us sprint with R1 by the way…..
Still remember an away match he had against Man City. He showed massive potential and gave Zabaleta a run for his money. Literally.
He sure looks delighted.
… and doesn’t he look delighted?
Last season for the Irons at the Boleyn Ground before they start to stink out the Olympic Stadium with 27,000 crowds in a 50K+ arena. Might be worth a look-see for our away game, just for the fond memories – the chicken run, Green Street, the sense of imminent physical harm… happy days.
The smoke bomb in the northbank…
Well pleased with the information contained in this news.
Nice one Corporal!
Love Jenks. You would have to be dead inside not to want to see an Arsenal fan make it with us.
This guy is living my dream for me. I hope he has a fantastic loan with the Hammers and comes back to fight it out with Bellerin after Debuchy finishes his career in a couple of years.
Debuchy’s 29, he has more than just a couple years left in his career. Not necessarily with Arsenal of course, we’ll just see, but Debuchy’s not some fossil.
True, in hindsight I worded that badly.
Chased down down Arjen Robben half the field once despite being a few paces behind to start with, and won the ball. I’ll never forget that.
And to think, he wasn’t even playing in that game! That’s why we love him.
Hmmm…not sure about that!
67th minute, Jenko gets himself in front of Robben by sheer force of will.
Bounus watching: 78th minute
We’re a little congested at GK, could we find a similar solution to that luxury problem?