Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is hoping that he can once again turn to Arsenal in order to secure the services of defender Carl Jenkinson until the end of the season.

The Spaniard is desperate to bring in another defender before the end of the transfer window after learning that Ivan Ramis had been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.

Carl Jenkinson
Carl Jenkinson holds off Liverpool's Raheem Sterling [Reuters]

Wigan already have one Arsenal player on their books in young Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi who is on a season-long loan. With Manchester United forward Angelo Henriquez taking up the second loan spot in the squad, it means Martinez would have to sacrifice one of the two to land Jenkinson.

With their domestic loan quota already full, the Wigan Observer has reported that Martinez will speak to his counterpart at Arsenal to discuss the possibility of swapping Miyiachi for Jenkinson.

The England right-back has excelled for Arsenal this season and recently put pen to paper on a new long-term deal.

However, since Bacary Sagna has returned from injury he has found himself back on the bench as the France international is still considered first choice at right-back.

While Jenkinson would like regular first team football, it will not be easy for Martinez to convince Arsenal to part with the defender as the club continue their fight for a top four finish, whilst also still competing in the Champions League and FA Cup.

The Wigan Observer also states that there is plenty of competition for the former Charlton right-back as the likes of Stoke, West Ham and Fulham all interested in taking the player on a short term loan.

As well as strengthening their defence, Wigan are also hoping to add another attacking player in the form of Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady.

The 26-year-old is an international colleague of James McCarthy and also knows Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell from their time together at Celtic.