According to Daniel Taylor of the Guardian, talks are underway between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal over the transfer of Carl Jenkinson.
The right-back, who is the last remaining member of Arsene Wenger’s so-called ‘British core’, has been at the club since 2011, but made just eight appearances last season.
He’s had loan spells at West Ham and Birmingham City, and despite winning one full England cap in 2012, his career hasn’t gone as well as he would have liked.
The die-hard Arsenal fan now looks set to depart on a permanent basis before Thursday’s deadline, which will leave the club with just Ainsley Maitland-Niles as a right back until Hector Bellerin returns.
Calum Chambers has played there in the past, but it’s not his best position, and right now he’s needed at the centre of our defence.
There may well be other outgoings before Thursday, but it is possible for the club to sell players abroad after the deadline as it only applies to English clubs.
A little transfer snippet for followers of the good ship Nottingham Forest (and one that might also interest Arsenal's fans): talks underway to try to bring in Carl Jenkinson before Thursday's deadline. #NFFC #AFC
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) August 5, 2019