West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce comments on Arsenal-owned Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is not worried about Carl Jenkinson leaving for Arsenal in the January transfer window.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has told The Sun that Carl Jenkinson will remain part of his team for the rest of the season.

England international defender Jenkinson joined the Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

“I’m 99 per cent sure he’s ours for the season,” The Sun quotes Allardyce as saying. “I don’t think there is a call-back clause this month.”

Jenkinson was deemed surplus to requirements at Arsenal at the start of the season following the signing of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United in the summer.

However, the France international right-back has struggled with injuries this campaign and has now been ruled out for three months with a dislocated shoulder, according to BBC Sport.

Arsenal have suffered defensively this season, but Jenkinson is enjoining a fruitful campaign at West Ham and has established himself as a key player for the Hammers.

In 17 Premier League appearances so far this season, the 22-year-old right-back has created 10 chances, has a 79% pass accuracy, and has won 37% of the duels.

Arsenal may have need for Jenkinson now because of injury problems, but the former Charlton Athletic youngster has no reason to leave West Ham midway through the season.

Jenkinson appears to have found his ‘mojo’ at the Boleyn Ground and is playing regularly for a hugely ambitious West Ham side who could well find themselves in the top four of the Premier League at the end of the season.

The Englishman has proved that he is a quality right-back this season, and it will be interesting to see what happens when he returns to Arsenal at the end of the season.

Will Jenkinson be happy to play second fiddle to Debuchy?

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