Could Carl Jenkinson's presence at Arsenal ultimately see Hector Bellerin play on the wing?

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Could one Arsenal right-back prompt another to change position in a year or two?

A recent report from the Daily Mail claimed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had decided to send Carl Jenkinson back out on loan next season as they continue to monitor his progress.

That contradicts earlier claims that the Gunners looked set to bring the former West Ham United loanee back into the Arsenal first-team next season, but in truth the sheer number of right-backs at the Emirates Stadium right now would make that difficult.

But the very fact that Wenger is reportedly keen to keep the player on Arsenal’s books but see how he performs at another top flight club next season suggests the 23-year-old has a future in North London.

So if that is the case, does Wenger have other plans for one of the three players currently competing for a starting spot on the right side of defence?

While Mathieu Debuchy is the first-choice option when fit, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin can also play there, but while the former Southampton defender could ultimately become a very effective centre-back, what of the young Spanish speedster?

After all, Bellerin has already shown that he is a very good attacking option down the right flank and with another year of Premier League experience under his belt, what chance shifting him permanently to the right wing and freeing up a space for Jenkinson to return and compete with Debuchy?

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