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Jenkinson and Bramall join Birmingham

The two full backs will play for the Midlands side for the season

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Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall have both joined Birmingham City on season-long loans, as Arsenal continue to ship unneeded players out.

Jenkinson, who has spent time on loan at West Ham, has not played for Arsenal since looking overmatched in a Champions League game against Paris St. Germain in November, and was close to joining Crystal Palace on a permanent deal in January before a move fell through over wages. Jenkinson is contracted until 2020, and it is unclear if Birmingham will pay any of his £40,000/week salary.

Bramall, a left-back, joined Arsenal’s academy last January from non-league side Hednesford Town, and impressed enough to play for the first-team during pre-season. But with Arsenal having Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal and still Kieran Gibbs, and Hector Bellerin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who are confusingly now first-choice options at wing back, chances for Bramall would be limited. Bramall’s contract is up at the end of the season, and if he impresses for Harry Redknapp’s team, one imagines Arsenal will want to extend him.