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Arsene Wenger has dismissed rumours that Carl Jenkinson is on the verge of leaving Arsenal after nearly half a decade at the club.
The 24-year-old is currently recovering from a severe knee injury he suffered while on loan at Arsenal’s Premier League opponents this weekend, West Ham.
After being sent back to north London by the Hammers following below-par performances at Upton Park, there have been rumours that Jenkinson could be offloaded to a new club on a permanent deal.
However, Arsene Wenger has suggested that the right-back will return to compete with Hector Bellerin for a starting spot next season despite the current uncertainty over his future.
“He has gained a lot of confidence” the Arsenal manager said
“I see his future as being a contender for this [right-back] position at our club”