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Don’t sell Debuchy to bring back Jenkinson – Dixon

Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon believes the Gunners should not sell defender Mathieu Debuchy to accommodate fellow right-back Carl Jenkinson.

Jenkinson shone at Upton Park on his loan deal at West Ham United last season, who are keen to secure his services temporarily for another campaign, with fans suggesting manager Arsene Wenger could think about selling Debuchy and going with Jenkinson and academy emergence Hector Bellerin for next term in the right-back position.

However, Dixon is a firm fan of Debuchy and Bellerin, although he admitted that Jenkinson has had a good season with the Hammers.

Dixon, a former right-back himself, told Breathesport: Carl has improved so much over this last year for West Ham.

“He had a really good season, he’s developing. West Ham play a certain way and he fits into that.

“Bellerin has been sensational this season and that’s been a big blow from Carl’s point of view if he wants to come back.

“I like Debuchy. He’s steady.

He added: “I wouldn’t sell Debuchy. Maybe Carl might go out and have another year on loan somewhere.

“If Arsene is thinking of selling him, I don’t know. But Bellerin is the one who’s got the shirt at the moment.”

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