Carl Jenkinson
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson has rejoined West Ham United on a season-long loan for the 2015/16 campaign Getty

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson has rejoined West Ham United on a season-long loan for the 2015/16 campaign.

"West Ham United are thrilled to announce that Carl Jenkinson will be re-joining the Club from Arsenal on a 12-month loan deal," said a statement on the Hammers' official site.

The England international, who recently returned after taking part in the European U21 Championships in the Czech Republic, spent the entire 2014/15 campaign on loan at Upton Park. He enjoyed a successful spell under former manager Sam Allardyce making 36 appearances in all competitions.

Jenkinson expressed his delight at returning for another spell under new manager Slaven Bilic, but the Hammers were not the only club interested with a Daily Mail report suggesting that Sunderland were also interested in taking the defender on a season-long loan.

"I'm really happy to be back after last year. It was a good season for the Club and a good season for myself," Jenkinson told West Ham's official site.

"To be honest I just wanted to come back here and I'm happy everything's been sorted out. I've got another season here and I can't wait."

"I'm a young player and I haven't had too many experiences of different clubs, but I loved every minute of it here. Everything about it is fantastic - it's a real family Club, the lads are great and the fans are great, so it ticks all the boxes you want when you join a football Club," the former Charlton Athletic player added.

"I've got to come in, show what I can do and prove myself to a new manager. That keeps you on your toes and I've got to go and do that in pre-season. I'm looking forward to it."

However, Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the defender's future lies at the Emirates Stadium, as the club handed him a new long-term contract before allowing him to complete his loan move to their London rivals.

Arsenal already have three right-backs in their first-team in Hector Bellerin, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, which would have made it impossible for Jenkinson to get a game this campaign.

"We have three right backs already in Debuchy, [Calum] Chambers and Bellerin," Wenger said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

"But we do not want to lose Carl Jenkinson – and that is why I extended his contract. But I don't want four right-backs so this is a good compromise," the Gunners boss added.