So how long until this guy is good enough for the Arsenal first team? Three, four years maybe? [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal star is set to go out on loan to Premier League side after both clubs have reportedly agreed a £2million loan fee.
Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson could be spending the next season out on loan in the Premier League, after Sunderland agreed a loan fee with the Gunners.
Although, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly told Jenkinson that he still has a future at the club and could even sign a new contract before heading out, despite this being his second season out on loan.
Sunderland are one of many clubs interested in signing Jenkinson, but many were put off by the fee.
Sunderland agreeing to pay the loan fee doesn’t mean the deal is done and dusted, with the player himself having to decide whether to join the Black Cats.
Jenkinson is thought to favour a move to West Ham over a move to Sunderland, having spent last season on loan at Upton Park, so he will be more likely to move to West Ham if they make an offer.
Jenkinson is currently away at the U21 European Championship with England, after being called up to Gareth Southgate’s squad as a result of some impressive performances at West Ham.
The half-Finnish right back played 36 times for West Ham last season as they ended the season in 12th place but qualified for the Europa League through the Fair Play League.
Jenkinson has also made 57 appearances for Arsenal, scoring once, as well as an appearance for the senior England national team.