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West Ham could return for the services of Carl Jenkinson in the winter transfer window, according to a report in the Daily Star.
Jenkinson recently recovered from a knee injury he sustained in January and he marked his return to Arsenal after two years with an appearance against Reading in the EFL cup a fortnight ago.
Prior to the injury he sustained, he was on a two-year loan spell at West Ham but it had to be cut short in the final months of the loan spell due to the unfortunate injury. He has successfully recovered and is now training with our first team but it appears West Ham are still keen on his services.
According to the Daily Star, the Hammers will continue to monitor Jenkinson’s situation at Arsenal with the hope of making a future move.
A West Ham source said: “Carl’s injury was a real shame. He was doing well at the club and we liked him. Would we have tried to sign him? Probably.”
Jenkinson recently revealed he enjoyed his spell at our East London rivals and indications from the club shows it is a mutual thing.
The defender featured in our 3-2 win against Ludogorets in our Champions League game on Tuesday and gave a good account of himself, showing he has developed into a better player than he was two years ago.
I don’t think Wenger would be interested in selling Jenkins on anytime soon as he has the quality to act as back up and maybe challenge Hector Bellerin for the right back position. In a competitive league like the Premier League, it is essential to have two players in every position on the pitch and Jenkinson can be a quality option for us at right back.