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Exclusive: Marcus Bent says Arsenal move unlikely for Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny

Marcus Bent believes that Jonjoe Kenny will be competing for a regular place at Everton next season despite a recent story suggesting that Arsenal want him.

According to the Daily Mail, Mikel Arteta is keen on signing the young right-back, who spent the campaign on loan at Celtic.

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Having played just 80 minutes of Premier League football before January, Kenny headed up north of the border to Celtic.

It proved an efficient loan spell for the 24-year-old at Parkhead, playing every minute of Celtic’s 16 matches in all competitions following his arrival – providing four assists in total, two of which came in the same game in a 3-0 win over Falkirk in the Scottish Cup.

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Kenny will now return to Goodison Park to compete with Seamus Coleman for the number one right-back spot in what would be his last season with Everton, with his contract running out next summer.

Despite those Arsenal claims, Bent exclusively told Football FanCast that his short-term future remains on Merseyside:

“He did really well at Celtic, but speaking to Everton, they said that Arsenal won’t make a move for him, so he will end up back at Everton.”

Article title: Exclusive: Marcus Bent says Arsenal move unlikely for Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny

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