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Carl Jenkinson

Although Carl’s second campaign on loan at West Ham United was cut short by a mid-season cruciate ligament injury, the energetic full-back still continued to earn plaudits for his performances in east London last season.

The fully committed, hard working defender featured 20 times for Slaven Bilic’s side and scored in consecutive Premier League games, against Sunderland and Crystal Palace, before sustaining his injury and returning to north London to work on his rehabilitation with Arsenal’s medical department.

Carl Jenkinson Profile

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

A boyhood Gunners fan, Carl joined the club from Charlton Athletic in 2012. He scored once, against Norwich City, in 57 appearances for Arsenal and helped Arsene Wenger’s side lift the FA Cup in 2014 before his first loan spell with West Ham the following season.

The Harlow-born right back, who can deliver an excellent cross, made the most of his initial opportunity at Upton Park, soon establishing himself with 36 appearances to add to his previous first-team experience on loan at Eastbourne Borough and Welling United.

A full England international, winning his first cap against Sweden in 2012, Carl has also been an under-21s regular and represented the Three Lions at the 2015 European Championship in the Czech Republic.

He has a Finnish mother and had previously represented Finland at youth level, winning one cap for their under-21s in a goalless draw against Malta in 2010.

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

  • 2016/17
  • 2013/14
  • 2012/13
  • 2011/12

August

Carl did not play in August.

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.

September

Carl started the games against Tottenham, Sunderland and West Brom in September. The full-back continued to be a reliable option for Arsene Wenger and put in an impressive display to help keep a clean sheet against Spurs. The 21-year-old also set up Aaron Ramsey's first goal against Sunderland and was happy to contribute an assist. "I was happy with that", he said. "When I look back on it, it was great that he shouted because I probably wouldn't have seen him otherwise."

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.

November

Carl was restricted to just one appearance as a substitute in November.

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.

February

Carl was restricted to one start and one appearance from the bench in February. The right back replaced Bacary Sagna for the cup game against Liverpool before coming on for Nacho Monreal at half-time in the home game with Sunderland. "We started on the front foot [against Sunderland] and that's the way it's got to be at home," Carl told the Matchday Show. "It was a fantastic performance and result. It was great to see Olivier get back in the goals again and he's going to play a big part in the rest of the season."

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."

April

Carl made just one appearance in April, which came as a late substitute against West Ham.

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.

September

Carl continued his fine start to the season with a series of dependable performances throughout September. He was named Man of the Match against Chelsea, and also drew praise from captain Thomas Vermaelen. “It’s really important for any player to keep improving - there’s nothing worse than standing still, and it’s really obvious that Carl is making big steps every single week," the Belgian said.

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.”

November

Carl’s highlight of November will undoubtedly have been making his England debut in Stockholm. He also started in the 0-0 draw against Aston Villa at Villa Park. “He’s certainly got potential to be an international player,” Arsenal legend Lee Dixon told Arsenal.com. “The important thing with young lads like that is you let their progress go unhindered. He seems like a good kid. I don’t know him but I’d like to sit down with him and have a chat to find out what his thoughts are. I’d like to get to know him a bit but I believe he’s a really good kid and he’s got a huge future ahead of him.”

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.

February

Carl was sent off for two bookable offences against Sunderland at the start of the month, before delivering a consistent performance at home to Aston Villa after returning from suspension. “From my point of view, I think it’s good to have an English core,” the defender said. “We’re an English club and with English players and an English squad, the fans can relate to that."

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.”

April

Carl’s only appearance of the month came in the under-21s’ 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. He was also an unused substitute against West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and Manchester United.

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.

September

Carl featured once in September, starting in the Carling Cup 3-1 victory over Shrewsbury at Emirates Stadium.

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

November

Carl was sidelined with a back injury for the majority of the month but enjoyed perhaps his best game in an Arsenal shirt in the 3-0 victory over West Brom at Emirates Stadium. The young right-back also started the Champions League goalless draw against Marseille.

December

Carl continued to recover from a back injury.

January

Carl continued his recovery from a back problem.

February

Carl recovered from an ankle injury to feature as a late substitute in the 5-2 win over Tottenham at the end of the month.

March

Carl did not feature during March.

April

Carl continued his rehabilitation from injury and came off the bench to play five minutes of Arsenal's 3-0 victory at Wolves.

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.