West Ham right-back Carl Jenkinson, currently on loan from league leaders Arsenal, is set to return to the Emirates next season after Hammers manager Slaven Bilic told The Telegraph that he would not be pursuing a permanent deal for the defender.

This season is Jenkinson’s second spell at the Boleyn Ground after he impressed many with his performances last season, leading West Ham to enquire about his availability heading into the new campaign, and the Gunners accepted another loan offer for the right-back.

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However, it now seems as though Jenkinson will not be needed for much longer at West Ham due to the arrival of fellow English right-back Sam Byram, recently signed from Leeds for a fee believed to be around £3.7 million.

Despite moving to West Ham only last summer, Jenkinson signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal that will keep him at the club for a further five years, but it was clear that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was keen to give the England international more Premier League experience in order for him to return to his club as a better player.

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