Earlier today Arsenal announced on their official website that right-back Carl Jenkinson had signed a new long-term deal at the club before heading back out on loan to West Ham United for another season.
The news is great for all concerned, with the talented full-back committing his future to the Gunners but still able to benefit a side where he shone last season.
The sheer number of quality right-backs at Arsenal right now means it was always going to be tough for the England under-21 international to get sufficient game-time; but he deserves it and now West Ham manager Slaven Bilic can benefit from his services as Sam Allardyce did before him.
Jenkinson played 36 times for West Ham last season impressing week in, week out, and that consistency in performance suggested he could have a future at the Emirates Stadium after all.
He has played a total of 57 matches for the Gunners since arriving from Charlton Athletic but last season he reached another level and West Ham now have another problem solved ahead of what promises to be a very exciting campaign at Upton Park.
Following the news we took to Twitter to see what Arsenal and West Ham fans thought and you can read a selection of what we found below:
The loan deal for Jenkinson is a great deal for both clubs #afc— MesutÖssist (@MesutOssist) July 14, 2015
Great move signing Carl Jenkinson on a extended 5 year contract before loaning him back to West Ham. Loyalty should be valued @Arsenal— Young Skywαlker (@AbzySays) July 14, 2015
Glad to see Jenkinson back last year him and Cresswell gave us great pace up the line meaning they were able to make crosses and get assist— West Ham Fan (@Whu_Fan) July 14, 2015
Glad to see Arsenal aren't just selling off Jenkinson. Another season on loan will be good for him.— Brett Claxton (@brettclaxton) July 14, 2015
Jenkinson is a brilliant signing tbh. Hope we go for him permanently next year despite his new contract— Joe (@WHU_Boulcott) July 14, 2015
Cool. Carl Jenkinson back for another year. Shame Arsenal couldn't bite the bullet and let him join permanently #whufc— Phillip Barlow (@hammerslibrary) July 14, 2015
CARL JENKINSON TITLE WINNER WITH ARSENAL 2017/18— no bully gooner (@Mesuted) July 14, 2015
Carl Jenkinson goes back to West'am for another season. Will do the boy good, and as he's unlikely to depose Debuchy/Bellerin, good for him.— §c°π R°g℮r§ (@scottr0gers) July 14, 2015