“West Ham Was Always The Place I Wanted To Go To”: Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson Talks About His Loan Move

England and Arsenal’s second choice full-back Carl Jenkinson has joined West Ham United on a season-long from the Gunners. A life time Arsenal fan, who joined the club from Charlton back in 2011 managed 37 appearances for the club so far, but was unable to break into the first team due to various injuries and set-backs he suffered during his time at the Emirates.

The 22-year old right back was linked with a host of clubs after the arrival of fellow English man Calum Chambers from Southampton, but has ultimately chosen to play for London club West Ham in the up-coming season.

“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,” said Jenkinson.

“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 will be brilliant to play here. I’ve got a lot of friends who are West Ham fans and I know how good the supporters are here.

“You get a great atmosphere here and the fans are great, so I just can’t wait to get a West Ham shirt on and get on the pitch and play.”

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