It remains to be seen which of the Arsenal players will be the regular first team starter in the role of right back next season, with Arsene Wenger having no shortage of options. Mathieu Debuchy was the player that we expected to fill the boots of Bacary Sagna and he still might but last season was ruined for the Frenchman by a couple of injuries.
Then we have the two 20-year old defenders Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin, although I think that Wenger might be planning a future in the centre of defence for the England international. Even so, that still leaves poor Carl Jenkinson out in the cold.
The 23-year old Gooner has just capped a very good season on loan with West Ham by being the best player for England in the under 21 Euro championships, but that does not appear to be enough to get Jenkinson what he wants; a place in the Arsenal first team.
It was looking like he would be going out on loan again this year, with West Ham once again thought to be one of his Premier League options, but now The Mirror is reporting that the Hammers are after Jenkinson on a permanent deal.
I understand that Wenger is still thinking about Carl making it with the Gunners and the experience he gains from his loan spells helping with that, but Debuchy is still only 29-years old and should have at least three more years at the top of his game, so is it time for the boss to accept that he should just let Jenkinson go for good?