Having been part of the Arsenal defence that has not conceded a goal in the first three games of the season, it’s no surprise to see that youngster Carl Jenkinson is eyeing a permanent place in the first team. The 20-year-old, who is currently deputising for the injured Bacary Sagna, claims that he won’t be happy until he is a firm regular in Arsene Wenger’s squad.
After arriving from Charlton in a deal thought to be worth £1m last summer, it would be fair to say that the full back experienced a poor start to his Emirates Stadium career. He was part of the team that lost 8-2 to Manchester United and in general, he looked somewhat out of his depth. However, over recent weeks he has developed immensely and looks like a completely different prospect.
Following on from his impressive start, Jenkinson is hopeful about his prospects at the club. Speaking to Arsenal.com the player said, “My ambition for my whole career is to play for this football club.
= I want to be good enough and make my mark here. I won’t be happy until I’m playing week-in, week-out. That’s what I want to achieve. There have been ups and downs but I’ve learnt a lot and I feel I’ve progressed a lot as a football player in my first year.”
Many Gunners supporters believe that Jenkinson now has a very good chance of making the right-back position his own. Despite being on the treatment table with a broken leg, Bacary Sagna has made several controversial comments to the press over recent weeks that have suggested he is not completely satisfied with life at the Emirates Stadium. Following on from that, it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger will continue to persist with Gunners fan Jenkinson rather than recall Sagna when he returns to full fitness.