Hull boss reveals conversation with Arsenal regarding 22-year-old defender

Hull City are interested in bringing Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson to the Tigers according to Steve Bruce.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed he is interested in taking Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.

The 22-year-old may have hoped to get more game-time at the Emirates Stadium following the departure of Bacary Sagna.

However, the signing of Mathieu Debuchy and suggested arrival of Calum Chambers could push Jenkinson further down the pecking-order, potentially leading to a temporary move.

The Gunners player is said to be interesting a number of Premier League clubs, and now Bruce has thrown Hull’s hat firmly into the ring.

In quotes published by the Daily Mail, Bruce said, “I had a conversation with Arsenal four or five weeks ago to say ‘would it be possible?’ and apparently it might be.

“We’ll look at that situation. We haven’t had confirmation from Arsenal and I would hate to upset them by speaking out of turn, but we are led to believe the kid might be available for loan.

“If he is, then of course we would be interested.”

Jenkinson would be an excellent addition to the Tigers’ squad and it would be a great chance for him to get the regular first-team football he no doubt craves.

The move would also allow Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to see what Jenkinson can do when played regularly in the top flight.

The defender has made 57 appearances for the Gunners since moving from Charlton Athletic. But with the arrival of Debuchy, he still appears some way off the role of Arsenal’s regular right-back.

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