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Carl Jenkinson Loan Officially Announced

We thought it was happening, and so it is.

Who knew back in the halcyon days of last Saturday that this would be his last action for Arsenal?
Who knew back in the halcyon days of last Saturday that this would be his last action for Arsenal?
Jeff Zelevansky

We talked about this a few days ago, and now it's an Official Thing That Has Happened:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Good luck to Carl Jenkinson, who has joined West Ham United on a season-long loan. Details: <a href="http://t.co/uYdc9zmGbf">http://t.co/uYdc9zmGbf</a> <a href="http://t.co/hq70VGecJl">pic.twitter.com/hq70VGecJl</a></p>&mdash; Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Arsenal/statuses/494939942230171648">July 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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So, that's that then - Carl has to take the Hammersmith & City line to work instead of the Piccadilly, at least for a year. I like Jenks, but I'm OK with this move overall; this is probably a good move for him. He'll get first team games much more regularly than he would behind Calum Chambers, and by this time next season, he'll be a better, more seasoned player and presumably more prepared to fight for a place next summer, unless West Ham decide to buy him outright.

Isn't this better than previous summers, where Arsenal would lose great players and scramble to replace them?

Also:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>&quot;Read the note Carl!&quot;&#10;&quot;No, I won&#39;t do it&quot;&#10;&quot;READ IT!!&quot;&#10;&quot;I&#39;m OK, don&#39;t worry about me. West Ham is my family now&quot; <a href="http://t.co/1BhRpmhSVM">pic.twitter.com/1BhRpmhSVM</a></p>&mdash; Memnon (@Phaetonv2) <a href="https://twitter.com/Phaetonv2/statuses/494941498077888512">July 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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