For ClaretandHugh has discovered that the on-loan Gunner is set to return to Arsenal at the end of his year’s spell with us.
Many loan deals contain a “to buy” option but Jenks’ has no such clause as Arsene Wenger rates the player highly.
Hammers boardroom connections with sources close to the player were solely responsible for the deal getting done but Arsenal made it clear they had no intention of attaching a “to buy” deal.
Wenger and the player’s agent finally decided to let the player come to Upton Park as they wanted him to get regular Premier League football.
Since then of course Arsenal’s new arrival Mathieu Debuchy has undergone surgery on an ankle injury which has frustrated the Gunners boss given he has no recall clause on Jenks.
A source told ClaretandHugh: ” There’s no to buy clause. Arsenal rate the player very highly and have no reason to attach a to buy option. Our board – via their connections – made the deal happen,”