Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson is linked with a move to Swansea City.
Carl Jenkinson joined Arsenal in 2011 from Charlton Athletic. However, since joining the Gunners, he has only made 38 league appearances so far. The English right-back has spent the last three seasons out of the club on loan at Premier League and Championships sides.
He could only make 7 league appearances for Birmingham City last season. On his return to Arsenal, the new head-coach Unai Emery reportedly told him that he will not be the part of his plans this season.
Jenkinson’s girlfriend, Emily Shah, today posted a story of herself at Swansea stadium on Instagram. This has further fuelled rumours about his departure from the club.
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Arsenal, meanwhile, are reportedly in talks with Besiktas for the transfer of Domagoj Vida as well. The club has been quite active in the transfer market this summer as Unai Emery oversaw a squad overhaul at the club.
The Gunners have completed five signings so far, while Jack Wilshere joined West Ham United on a permanent transfer. Santi Cazorla also left the club after spending the whole season on sidelines due to injury. The Spanish international is currently a free agent.
Arsenal will begin their Premier League season on August 12, when they meet defending champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. City started their season with a convincing win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.
This will also be Arsenal’s first official match under their new head-coach Unai Emery.