By Rob Kelly

Carl Jenkinson admits he has been inspired by Chelsea's Champions League success last season - and believes Arsenal can repeat the feat this year.

Roberto Di Matteo's side won the competition for the first time with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Bayern Munich in the final in May.

Jenkinson believes that achievement shows that the Gunners could also lift the trophy this season.

"If Chelsea can do it, then we can do it," he told Arsenal Player. "There’s nothing stopping us going all the way.

"We’ve just got to make sure we perform to how we can do in this competition and I believe if we do, we will progress.

"In this competition you’ve just got to take it game by game and just focus on it that way. I think that’s the best way to go about things."

Watch the full interview with Carl on Arsenal Player now.

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