Arsene Wenger explains why Carl Jenkinson chose to re-sign for West Ham

Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson completed his loan return to West Ham United earlier today.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told the club's official website that Carl Jenkinson chose to re-join West Ham because he has 'confidence' in the club.

Jenkinson, 23, spent last season on loan at West Ham, playing 36 games for the Hammers in an impressive campaign at Upton Park.

However, his loan deal expired earlier this summer, leaving Jenkinson to return to Arsenal with his future up in the air considering Wenger's other options.

Wenger can call upon the likes of Mathieu Debuchy, Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers to play at right back, meaning Jenkinson's development could be stunted by staying at the Emirates Stadium.

It's therefore little surprise to see Jenkinson make a return to West Ham, penning another season-long loan deal with Slaven Bilic's men earlier today.

Now, Gunners boss Wenger has told the club's official website that Jenkinson chose to return to Upton Park because he had confidence in West Ham's ability to develop him further.

"He has moved because he had the confidence of West Ham," said Wenger. "We have the emergence of Hector Bellerin, we have Debuchy, we have Chambers. We are a bit congested in an area where you do not find many right backs all over the world."

"He will continue his development with West Ham. I found that all are winners there - [West Ham] and Arsenal and Jenkinson," he added.

Strong defence

West Ham not only have one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League in Adrian San Miguel, but now also have an impressive back four at their disposal.

Star defenders Aaron Cresswell and Winston Reid will be expected to continue their success from last season, as will Jenkinson now his return to Upton Park has been completed.

Add in new signing Angelo Ogbonna in the heart of defence, and it appears that new manager Bilic has a strong defence ahead of the new season - something Hammers fans will surely be happy about.

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