Carl Jenkinson has revealed that he will not be supporting his parent club when they meet West Ham again this season.

The Arsenal right-back is enjoying a second year on loan with the Hammers after agreeing to resume his spell in East London in July.

Jenkinson has had an eventful 2015/16 season so far after playing in goal against Leicester, receiving a red card against Bournemouth before scoring two goals in recent weeks.

The 23-year-old is becoming a fans’ favourite at Upton Park and the right-back has reiterated his commitment to Slaven Bilic’s side by insisting that he would even cheer for his current team in a clash against Arsenal.

Due to Premier League regulations, Jenkinson will sit out the Gunners’ trip to West Ham in April, but as a spectator, the defender will not be backing the away side.

“I’m a boyhood Arsenal fan but I’m playing for West Ham this season and when West Ham play Arsenal I want West Ham to win.” he said.

Ahead of Emmanuel Eboue’s exit, Jenkinson was signed by the club in the summer of 2011

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Arsenal’s return match against West Ham will be significant to Arsene Wenger’s men as they pursue revenge for a 2-0 opening day defeat to the Hammers.

“It was a fantastic result and I’m sure even the boys would have been a bit shocked at that one.” Jenkinson added

“Going to the Emirates and winning 2-0 doesn’t happen that often. But it got us off to a great start.”

Despite West Ham’s offer to seal a permanent transfer for Jenkinson, the former Charlton man signed a contract extension with the Gunners before departing for his second loan spell.

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