A report in the Mirror today suggests that Manchester City are considering a move for Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson.
City are committed to buying young English talent rather than spend vast sums on foreign players as they prepare for the Financial Fair Play rules to take effect.
The news will be frustrating for Arsenal fans as they have seen several of their best players leave for City in recent years. If Jenkinson were to move, he would be following in the footsteps of Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri, who have all swapped the Emirates for Eastlands in the last few years.
Jenkinson not interested in move
There is no suggestion that life-long Arsenal fan Jenkinson would want to move to City, having only just signed a long term contract this season. He had the opportunity to leave on loan in January with both Stoke and Wigan interested but opted to stay and fight for his place in the team.
With Bacary Sagna set to depart the Emirates this summer, Jenkinson will be handed the first choice right back spot and will look to add to the one England cap he has won so far.
With the World Cup in Brazil at the end of next season, Jenkinson wants to try and force his way into Roy Hodgson’s first team plans. He will think that he stands a better chance of doing that playing regular football at Arsenal, than being a bit part player at Man City.