In Focus: Arsenal could get their wish to offload Jenkinson as Swansea hover

According to reports in the Sunday Express, Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson is a target for Premier League rivals Swansea City after being told that he can leave the Gunners this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Sunday Express says that Arsene Wenger has put Jenkinson up for sale in order to offload him before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

The Sunday Express says that despite the 25-year-old attracting interest from Serie A trio Cagliari, Hellas Verona and Sassuolo, they are yet to submit a bid for the full-back.

The report adds that the fact that Jenkinson still has one year left on his £45,000-a-week contract could be holding up his exit, although Swansea are now said to be lining up a swoop for the Arsenal man.

How did Jenkinson do last season?

While the 25-year-old was ruled out of the opening months of the season because of a torn ligament in his knee, Jenkinson struggled to break past the likes of Hector Bellerin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the Arsenal side when he returned to full fitness.

The right-back made five appearances in all competitions – with just one of those coming in the Premier League against Manchester United at Old Trafford – for the Gunners, and the disappointing campaign comes on the back of a two-season loan spell with West Ham United.

Will he leave before the end of the month?

It certainly seems so.

Wenger will be keen to decrease the size of his squad and offload the deadwood before the window slams shut and Jenkinson is certainly one of the players the Frenchman will want to see go.

While a transfer fee for the 25-year-old shouldn’t be a problem, the right-back may need to compromise on his wage demands if he is to secure a move to the Liberty Stadium in order to play regular football again.

Would he be a regular at Swansea?

It’s difficult to say.

Kyle Naughton is certainly the first-choice right-back for the Swans right now and it wouldn’t be an easy task for Jenkinson to win his place in the side, but it would certainly provide Paul Clement with some more competition for places in a side that just escaped relegation to the Championship last season.