Arsenal Face Competition In Race To Sign Jenkinson

Arsenal and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head in a race to sign Charlton defender Carl Jenkinson.

As reported by last week, Arsenal have earmarked Jenkinson as cover for Bacary Sagna.

The 19-year-old right-back has been watched by Arsenal regularly since breaking into the Addicks first team this season and it is believed the Finland U19 international has turned down a new contract at the Valley and will be a free agent in the summer.

Arsene Wenger has been searching for a right-back to provide competition for Sagna with Emmanuel Eboue likely to leave Arsenal in the summer.

This will not be the first time United and Arsenal compete for young talent in recent years as they went head-to-head to capture the signing of Aaron Ramsey and Chris Smalling.