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.