By Nick Ames
Carl Jenkinson returned to Highbury recently with his Dad Steve – and it provoked a trip down memory lane for the Arsenal right back.
The 20 year-old is a lifelong Gunner and used to attend games at the Club’s spiritual home every season. Visiting the old stadium for a feature in the Official Arsenal Magazine, Jenkinson looked back at some of the heady Highbury experiences of his youth.
“From as far back as I can remember it was always Arsenal in the house and in the family, it was just the way it was,” he said.
“Going to a game would be a special treat. If I had done well at school or something, Dad would tell us he was taking us to a game and it was great. It was probably four or five times a season.”
Among his favourite moments is a famous goal scored against the club from which he joined Arsenal last summer.
“I remember watching Lauren especially, because he played my position, and the goals – I remember Henry’s backheel against Charlton, against my old mate Jonathan Fortune, like it was yesterday,” recalled Jenkinson.
“I remember Robin’s goal against Blackburn from a tight angle too. I played there actually for Charlton youth against Arsenal in a friendly when I was 14. Jack Wilshere was playing for Arsenal that day but we beat them 4-2 I think.”
Read the full interview with Carl in the latest edition of the Official Arsenal Magazine. Click here to subscribe or call 0845 301 7626Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 4 Apr 2012