West Ham United have once again added to their ranks by signing Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on a season-long loan, SkySPORTS reports.
He was looking to get more playing time after the departure of Bacary Sagna, but with Arsene Wenger bringing in Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy and Southampton’s Calum Chambers, his place in the squad was under jeopardy.
Having completed his move to the Hammers, he can now be expected to get a first team role due to his past experience with the Gunners.
Jenkinson told West Ham’s official website: “I’m clearly seen as a big part of things here and hopefully I can prove my worth here because it is an important year for me.
“I was flattered to have a lot of options but, deep down, if I was being honest with myself West Ham was always the place I wanted to go to.
“It’s one of them where I wanted to do the right professional thing and consider all the options, but in the back of my mind it was always West Ham and I’m just so glad it’s all worked out how I wanted it to in the end.”
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) July 31, 2014
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