Arsenal fans react to Carl Jenkinson's West Ham loan via Twitter

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Arsenal fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the full-back's move to West Ham United.

With two new right-backs joining the club this summer in Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers it was always going to be difficult for Carl Jenkinson to establish himself in the Arsenal set-up this season.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has elected to send the 22-year-old to West Ham on loan for the entire 2014-15 campaign, where he will have the opportunity to play regular first-team football.

Since signing for Arsenal in 2011 Jenkinson has made 37 appearances for the club, mostly stepping in to the right-back role when Bacary Sagna was injured.

The Englishman received a mixed response from Arsenal fans when he did feature in the first team. Some regard him as a solid young player who could one day develop into a top class full-back, while others believe he will never have the quality to start for the North London club on a consistent basis.

The Loan deal has widely been recognised as a good bit of business by Arsenal. It allows them to ship out a player who would not see much first-team action next season, but if he does improve considerably they can bring him back next season.

Gunners fans on Twitter were generally supportive of Jenkinson, saying they hoped he returns to Arsenal next year a better player.

Other fans, however, were pleased with the deal only because it meant Jenkinson would not be playing in red and white next season.

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