Brighton and Newcastle are keen to sign Arsenal defender

Championship high-flyers Brighton and Newcastle are keen to sign out-of-favour Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, according to the Daily Mirror.

With Brighton already on their way into the top-flight and Newcastle on the verge of sealing promotion, both are keen to strengthen their respective squads ahead of next season.

And, having made just five appearances for the Gunners this season, the Mirror claim Jenkinson will be allowed to leave the club, sparking another battle between the top two in the Championship.

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