Arsenal outcast defender Carl Jenkinson is reportedly being targeted by Aston Villa for a loan move this January as Steve Bruce continues to help the Championship side’s promotion push.
Apart from Aston Villa other Premier League clubs like Stoke, West Ham, Sunderland, Watford, Burnley, and Hull also made enquiries to Arsenal to see if they can sign Jenkinson on loan in the next Year.
Aston Villa started the season poorly and found themselves at the bottom end of the Championship under Di Matteo, however, after the appointment of Steve Bruce their season has rolled back. Aston Villa who are as of now thirteenth in the Championship just four points behind the play-off spot, are eying England international to help them with their endeavours to come back to the Premier League. Villa have veteran Alan Hutton as a right-back for the selection, however, Bruce is looking for a fresh option according to Birmingham Mail.
The English full-back came back to Arsenal after a successful loan spell at West Ham United, who were reportedly wanted to sign the player on a permanent premise. However, the Arsenal full-back chose to remain at the Emirates, planning to break into the main team setup under Arsene Wenger.
The 24-year-old as of late had a possibility in the Gunners’ first team when Hector Bellerin was injured, but he failed to take the chances and could not leave up to the desired mark against both Manchester United and PSG. And another poor performance against Southampton in the EFL Cup made sure that it is improbable the Arsenal boss will go for another chance on the full-back. Since then the defender was dropped from the group and reportedly told to find a suitable club for himself.
It is understood that the Villa boss has a good relationship with the Arsenal manager and Wenger is ready to give the green light for Jenkinson’s exit. The boyhood Arsenal fan wants to build his career again at the highest level and a loan move could prove beneficial to Jenkinson who fought a long battle with injury this year.