Having managed to escape from the clutches of the relegation zone by a whisker last season, Premier League outfit Swansea City would have to fare in a far better manner this season to maintain their status of being an English top flight side.
The animosity in the game is rising every season and with three promising promoted sides in the shapes of Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town, there would definitely be significant competition amongst the clubs for staying in the top division.
The Swans, under the tutelage of Paul Clement, did garner appealing results in the business end of the league last term but haven’t really done much in terms of recruitments in the ongoing summer transfer window to beef up their arsenal.
Cian Harris, Roque Mesa and Tammy Abraham have been their only signings and one might expect them to manoeuvre a deal or two before the curtains of the summer transfer window fall. If one of the latest reports is to be believed, Swansea City have put Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson on their radar.
Arsene Wenger has a significant plethora of stars in his ranks and Jenkinson is deemed as surplus to the requirements of the North London based outfit. The English international is behind Hector Bellerin, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers in the right-back position and is thoroughly out-of-favour at Arsenal.
Wenger is seemingly in the mood to trim his squad and clear the space for new signings in the coming times and thus, Jenkinson’s stay at Emirates Stadium seems to be numbered at this stroke of hour. He was almost sold to Crystal Palace in the January transfer window of 2017 but the deal failed to cross the line.
Swansea City, however, would be keen to make him put pen to paper as their seasoned campaigner in the shape of Angel Rangel is a 34-year-old now and Clement is vouching for a long-term replacement to fill Rangel’s shoes. Jenkinson would be a high-profile signing for the right-back slot for the Wales based club who are ready even for a loan deal.
The 25-year-old has had a couple of decent loan spells with West Ham United in the recent past and has plenty of Premier League experience as well. It goes without saying that the pressure to perform and the calibre that is demanded at Arsenal are humungous and a move to Liberty Stadium might be a win-win situation for all the parties involved.