David Gold drops hint over permanent West Ham deal for Carl Jenkinson

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David Gold's tweets often catch the attention of West Ham fans, and tonight's are no exception.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold is often active on Twitter, responding to questions from Hammers fans on a regular basis.

Tonight, he received a question about whether right back Carl Jenkinson could play against Arsenal next weekend, given that the right back is on loan from the Gunners - and his response has caught the eye of West Ham supporters.

As per the Premier League rules, Jenkinson can't face his parent club whilst he is on loan from them, meaning West Ham will need to find an alternative for that game at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the interest part is where Gold says he can't face Arsenal this year - with the obvious implication that he would be able to next year.

That comments hints that Jenkinson could be set for a permanent stay at Upton Park this summer - even though the Daily Mail recently reported that Arsenal wanted £12m to part with the 23-year-old right back.

The tweet naturally set West Ham fans into a frenzy, all picking up Gold's not-so subtle hint that Jenkinson could be staying in East London for good.

The performances of Hector Bellerin for Arsenal this season could tempt Arsene Wenger's men into selling Jenkinson this summer - and whilst Gold's tweet is far from confirmation that he'll be staying, it does appear to be a very big hint that a deal could be struck.

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