Carl Jenkinson re-joins West Ham on a season long loan after extending his Arsenal contract by 5-years. [Picture: West Ham Utd]
Arsenal star Carl Jenkinson will be re-joining West Ham on a 12-month loan deal after signing a new 5-year contract extension with the Gunners.
Jenkinson became a fans’ favourite during his spell with the Hammers last season and made 36 appearances in all competitions.
The England Under-21 defender made his debut for the east London Club as a late substitute during the 2-2 draw at Hull last September.
The 23-year-old then made his full debut against QPR in a 2-0 victory at the Boleyn Ground on October 5 and went on to become the first-choice right-back.
Jenkinson is delighted to be returning to Upton Park and hopes to play a big role under new manager Slaven Bilic this season.
Jenkinson said: “I’m really happy to be back after last year,” he said. “It was a good season for the Club and a good season for myself.
“To be honest I just wanted to come back here and I’m happy everything’s been sorted out. I’ve got another season here and I can’t wait.
“I’m a young player and I haven’t had too many experiences of different clubs, but I loved every minute of it here. Everything about it is fantastic – it’s a real family Club, the lads are great and the fans are great, so it ticks all the boxes you want when you join a football Club.
“I’ve got to come in, show what I can do and prove myself to a new manager. That keeps you on your toes and I’ve got to go and do that in pre-season. I’m looking forward to it.”
We wish Jenkinson a great season with the Hammers.