Date: 19th April 2015 at 1:45pm
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Carl JenkinsonCarl Jenkinson will snub a move to Liverpool and opt to join West Ham on a permanent deal this summer, according to the Sunday Star.

The 23-year-old is currently enjoying a successful loan spell at West Ham from Arsenal, and says he is happy to make the move a permanent one when the season comes to an end.

Liverpool have recently been linked with a move for Jenkinson as Brendan Rodgers looks for a replacement for Glen Johnson this summer.

But Jenkinson, who has become a regular for the Hammers since joining them over the summer, said:

‘West Ham has been perfect for me and I’ve loved every minute. It’s definitely a place I’d consider staying but the ball is in Arsenal’s court.

‘I’ve got to focus on my football for the time being and those things will look after themselves.’

So, what should Arsenal do with Jenkinson when the summer transfer window opens? Do they decided to keep him on the books or offload him? Well I would suggest the latter.

As much as I like Jenkinson, I don’t think he has a future at Arsenal anymore, even more so now after the emergence of Hector Bellerin and the return of Mathieu Debuchy.

He will return to the club at the end of the season knowing he has a huge decision to make. He could decide to stay and fight for a place in Arsene Wenger’s side or look to acquire regular first-team football elsewhere as he has done this term. The fact is, Jenkinson has now become the FOURTH choice right-back at the Emirates, behind Debuchy, Bellerin and possibly even Calum Chambers, so perhaps his time at Arsenal is up, and he probably knows it as well.

A potential sale this summer will be viewed as a profit by the club as Wenger signed him from Charlton for a mere £1 million.