Wenger cannot recall Jenkinson despite injury crisis


SArsenal boss Arsene Wenger can forget any thoughts he may have had of recalling Carl Jenkinson from West Ham as a possible replacement for Matthieu Debuchy.

Irons fans have feared that the Gunners right back could have a clause in his loan deal allowing the north Londoners to recall him in emergency.

Bit ClaretandHugh has established that is not possible under Premier League rules.

A spokesman for the PL made it clear that no player on a year’s loan can be taken back to his parent club before the next transfer window.

He explained: “The rules state clearly that any player on a year’s loan deal can only return within a transfer window.

Jenkinson therefore is a Hammers player until January and in all likelihood until next summer.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • bubs says:

    He will be gone by Jan1st if he performs for us you can bet your house on it,but with a it of luck we will be safe by then with our new attacking style,then we can look for a centre half and a right back to keep BS happy

  • philtheiron says:

    Well that’s a relief, until January anyway. But I can’t believe that wenger hadn’t considered all options before allowing jenkinson out on loan?
    Especially as I am so looking forward to us being able to field a back four of cresswell, Reid, tomkins and jenkinson. First choice back four for me.

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