Arseblog News understands that Arsenal have no plans to recall Carl Jenkinson from his loan spell at West Ham United despite the club’s mounting injury problems in defence.
Allowed to leave the Emirates this summer to gain further first team experience, the 22-year-old has gone on to make six appearances so far for Sam Allardyce’s high-flying Hammers, including three consecutive starts against QPR, Burnley and Manchester City.
There had been suggestions that the current injury issues might result in a recall but it seems the club are prepared to weather the storm, and allow him to continue his season long loan at Upton Park.
Currently without Mathieu Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny, and with Kieran Gibbs taking a knock to his hip at Sunderland, the Gunners are down to the bare bones at the back ahead of this weekend’s clash with Burnley.
Indeed, with only three defenders properly fit – BFG, Nacho and Chambers – Arsene Wenger may have no choice but to play Hector Bellerin at right back with Isaac Hayden likely to be on the bench.
The boss has already promised that he will look to sign defensive cover in January, but until then it looks as though we’re going to ‘literally’ limp through the rest of the year with our current options.