Report: Arsenal grant Carl Jenkinson permission to join West Ham permanently

Carl Jenkinson

Arsenal will reportedly allow Carl Jenkinson to join West Ham permanently this summer.

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will tell Carl Jenkinson that he is free to leave the club and join West Ham permanently.

Jenkinson, 23, left Charlton Athletic in 2011 in order to join Arsenal, and with 57 appearances for the club in three seasons, he become a first-team regular.

Yet after snapping up Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers last summer, Jenkinson found himself as the third choice right back at the Emirates Stadium - and subsequently left the club, signing for West Ham on a season-long loan deal in order to play first-team football.

Jenkinson, who has one England cap to his name, has played in 24 games for Sam Allardyce's men, developing into a solid right back who can thrive going forward, with two assists this term.

It's no surprise that West Ham would want to sign Jenkinson permanently after an impressive campaign, and now the Daily Star suggest that Wenger will give Jenkinson the go-ahead to stay with the Hammers for good.

Recent speculation from the Daily Mail suggested that West Ham would have to pay £10m in order to sign Jenkinson on a permanent basis, which is a huge amount of money for a right back.

Yet given his performances this season, it would be little surprise to see West Ham pay up for him - and if Jenkinson has indeed been given permission to sign permanently, a deal has moved one step closer.

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