Date: 11th January 2013 at 5:30pm
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The Sun reckons Arsenal could send Carl Jenkinson out on loan until the end of the season.

If this is to be believed and Arsene Wenger is seriously contemplating loaning out the young right-back then it would be one of the most foolish moves in recent times.

Jenkinson produced some great performances for us when Bacary Sagna was sidelined through injury at the start of the campaign. However, the England international has not featured as much in the side since Sagna’s return, leaving many Gooners out there frustrated with Wenger for dropping the youngster when he was in good form.

Wenger has always preferred to send out his youngsters on loan in order to gain first-team experience rather than them play Reserve team football and make cameo appearances in the first-team. And with Jenko not getting a look whilst Sagna remains fit, I wouldn’t be surprised if Le Boss considers loaning out the promising right-back to another club for the remainder of the season.

However, I believe this would be a rather daft idea.

Sagna is playing nothing short of atrocious since his return to the first-team and if Jenkinson were to leave on a temporary basis we would have no cover option, should the Frenchman pick up another knock from now until the end of the season.

Personally, I think Jenkinson should have never been dropped from the side. He was playing superbly and arguably one of our best performers at the start of the season.

Even if he doesn’t manage to get into the side, Jenkinson needs to stay put and challenge Sagna for that right-back position, as he is very capable of doing so, with the France international performing appallingly at present.

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