Carl Jenkinson may be sold as interest generates in young Gunner

Carl Jenkinson

Considering Bacary Sagna has joined Manchester City and Thomas Vermaelen could transfer to Manchester United, Arsenal face a defensive exodus.

With primary right back Bacary Sagna allowed to exercise a Bosman transfer away from the Emirates Stadium to a direct rival for the Premier League title Manchester City and Thomas Vermaelen's expected switch from Arsenal to Manchester United also on the cards, Arsene Wenger may face a defensive exodus - and one player may compound that as the Frenchman considers another player sale.

The news that Mathieu Debuchy has undergone a medical examination ahead of his prospective move from Newcastle United to the Gunners may absolve Wenger from a crisis, however, he may need to re-enter the summer market as a Daily Mail report indicates that Carl Jenkinson may be sold.

The 22-year-old transferred to North London from Charlton Athletic in 2011 and established himself as a fans favourite due to his obvious affection for the club. Last season, though, he started just seven Premier League games and attempted just 14 overall tackles, six interceptions and 30 clearances. He is, perhaps, expendable.

Should the Englishman - valued by at £5.28 million - be sold then the club, again, would be light when it comes to right-back options so could Wenger reignite his interest in Serge Aurier, or would Mathieu Flamini be used as a utility and an emergency full back?

Newcastle, West Ham United and Sunderland are all alleged to have been interested in the young Gunner.

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