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Carl Jenkinson

Lifelong Arsenal fan Carl made 22 appearances last season and proved a solid deputy to Bacary Sagna at right back . He also scored his first goal for his boyhood club in the final Premier League game of the season at Norwich City.

The defender was outstanding in Arsenal's 1-0 win over Tottenham in September 2013 and also performed superbly in the Champions League win against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the 2012/13 season, playing with a maturity well beyond his years.

Carl Jenkinson Profile

Born February 08, 1992
Harlow
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 25
Previous Club(s) Charlton Athletic

A fine athlete with a great engine, Carl joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in June 2011 - completing a rapid rise to the top. He made nine appearances for the Addicks, also taking in loan spells at non-League sides Welling United and, in 2010/11, Eastbourne Borough, before making the move to north London to turn out for the team he used to watch from the stands as a boy.

Carl Jenkinson's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup C. Shield Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-2012 5 + 4 0 3 + 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 + 5 0
2012-2013 14 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
2013-2014 7 + 7 1 2 + 1 0 2 + 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 + 9 1
Total 26 + 11 1 10 + 2 0 3 + 1 0 4 0 0 0 43 + 14 1

My Year

  • 2013/14
  • 2012/13
  • 2011/12

August

Carl replaced the injured Kieran Gibbs after just 29 minutes against Aston Villa and completed 90 minutes in the wins over Fulham and Fenerbache at home with two typically dependable performances.

October

Carl made two starts for the Gunners in October. The young full-back replaced the injured Bacary Sagna in the draw with West Bromwich Albion before playing 90 minutes in the defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.

December

Carl made four appearances in December, with three of them starts. The young full-back provided a pinpoint cross for Nicklas Bendtner to head home Arsenal's first goal against Hull and produced a solid display at the back.

January

Carl was restricted to just one appearance in January which came against Coventry City in the FA Cup.

March

Carl made two appearances from the bench in March. The full back came on in the closing moments of Arsenal's win over Everton before playing the second half at Stamford Bridge. "If you are a player at the highest level and you play for a club like Arsenal you can never stop believing," he said. "You're in the wrong sport and you're playing for the wrong team if you're just going to give up and think it's all over when it's not. "Football changes so quickly. One minute you're the best thing since sliced bread and the next minute it's all going wrong."

May

May was a memorable month for Carl after he scored his first-ever goal for his boyhood club. The defender was on hand to poke home Arsenal's second goal against Norwich City and couldn't hide his delight afterwards. "Since I was a kid I've been an Arsenal fan, I've scored that goal 100 times in my back garden and celebrated like I'm celebrating in front of the fans," he told Arsenal Player. "I've done it for real today and it was the best feeling in the world. I think you could tell by my celebration."

August

Carl deputised in the absence of Bacary Sagna for Arsenal's first two matches of the season, helping the team keep clean sheets against Sunderland and Stoke.

October

Carl continued his good start to the season with a series of solid displays throughout the month. “He has developed extremely well,” manager Arsene Wenger said about Jenkinson. “In his head, I like the way he sees things - first to establish yourself completely as a player in your club. Once you’re completely established, go for internationals.”

December

Carl started the first two games of December against Swansea and Olympiacos. He was also one of five young internationals to sign a new contract at the Club midway through the month, along with Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey. “Obviously I’m over the moon - really happy. I see my future at this football club and I’m delighted they see things the same way,” said Jenkinson. "Signing the contract shows commitment from me, which Arsenal can always count on, but it’s a big commitment from them as well. People here clearly have belief in me, and now I have to make sure I prove them right.”

January

Carl featured once in January, playing 90 minutes of the FA Cup win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

March

Carl started in all but one of Arsenal’s fixtures in March. The 21-year-old was impressive against Bayern Munich, where he was part of the defence that kept a clean sheet. “It’s a huge win,” he said after victory in Swansea. “We were buzzing in the changing room because this is a hard place to come to and get a win. I’m delighted and so are the boys, and so we should be.”

May

Carl was an unused substitute for the wins against Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic.

August

Despite missing out at Newcastle, Carl started Arsenal's remaining four fixtures during the month, helping the Club qualify for the Champions League. His month was marred, however, with a red card in the defeat at Old Trafford.

October

Carl was handed his opportunity to shine in the absence of Bacary Sagna, featuring in the victories over Sunderland, Marseille and Chelsea. A minor injury prevented any further appearances for the young right-bac

December

Carl continued to recover from a back injury.

January

Carl continued his recovery from a back problem.

March

Carl did not feature during March.

May

Carl made his first start since November in the final-day victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns, helping the team to the 3-2 win which secured third place.