Arsenal are reportedly set to make right-back Carl Jenkinson available for yet another season long spell with a Premier League club.
According to the Daily Mail, the England U21 international, who spent the whole of the recently concluded campaign at West Ham United, has held talks with Arsene Wenger and decided that another loan spell will help the player continue his development.
The report claims that the French manager was torn between keeping him at the club and sending him on loan, but finally decided to go with the latter, as the player would have struggled to get regular game time at the Emirates Stadium.
Jenkinson, who joined the Gunners from Charlton Athletic in 2011, had made several appearances for the senior team in his first three years at the club, but always as second-choice behind former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna.
The arrivals of Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers last summer following the departure of the Frenchman to Manchester City further reduced his chances at right-back, prompting Wenger to sanction a season-long loan move to the Hammers.
The 23-year-old full back impressed during his loan spell making 32 appearances under Sam Allardyce, but the emergence of Hector Bellerin during the course of the season as the manager's preferred choice at right-back put his place at further risk for the upcoming campaign.
But the Gunners boss has made it clear that he is not ready to let Jenkinson leave the club on a permanent basis as the manager believes the defender still has a future at the club. The report claims that a number of Premier League clubs will be interested to take the full back on loan.
Meanwhile, Jenkinson has praised Allardyce, who was let go by West Ham following the end of the season, and insists that the manager is not to be blamed for the club's late season slump that saw them win just two of their last 15 games.
"I have enjoyed working under the gaffer. Look at his record. He's done great at every club he has managed," Jenkinson said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"The team has not finished as well as we'd have liked - but you can't point the finger at the gaffer for that. It's more to do with injuries in key positions and those kinds of things have really hampered our form," the Arsenal defender added.