Report: Arsenal star Jenkinson would snub Premier League rivals for West Ham

Arsenal youngster Carl Jenkinson has been linked with a permanent move to West Ham United.

Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson would snub the advances of Liverpool and join current loan side West Ham United on a permanent basis this summer, the Daily Star report.

The 23-year-old ful-lback moved to The Hammers on a season-long loan deal last summer following the Gunners’ decision to sign Mathieu Debuchy as their number one right-back.

He has gone on to represent the East Londoners on 26 occasions in the Premier League so far, proving his worth to Sam Allardyce’s men and gaining valuable first-team football.

His solid outings have allegedly led to interest from Arsenal’s top four rivals Liverpool, as per the Daily Star, though if reports are true then Jenkinson instead has his eye on a permanent deal at West Ham.

Only if Arsenal don't want him

“Carl Jenkinson will snub Liverpool and opt to join West Ham in the summer,” the title in the Daily Star states before the paper quotes the player as saying the following:

"West Ham has been perfect for me and I've loved every minute. It's definitely a place I'd consider staying but the ball is in Arsenal's court."

With the Gunners also boasting young talent such as Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers, a route in to Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans is a nigh on impossible job for Jenkinson, yet if Arsene Wenger wants him to stay and fight for a place, this may yet be the ultimate preference for a player who grew up a Gunners fan.

The former Charlton Athletic ace would be wise to move on permanently if its guaranteed starts he wants, though while the lure of Liverpool would be tempting, Jenkinson could find a similar problem at Anfield regarding first-team opportunities.

West Ham, in contrast, are limited in the full-back areas and under the guidance of Sam Allardyce or not, Jenkinson can be assured of a fair crack and the promise of sustained Premier League football.

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