By Nik Brumsack
Carl Jenkinson admits he was frustrated that Arsenal were unable to “nick a goal” at Villa Park on Saturday but is confident the team can emerge victorious from Wednesday’s trip to Goodison Park.
A stubborn Aston Villa side prevented Arsène Wenger’s team from picking up their third successive win at the weekend.
Jenkinson, making his first start in almost a month, was happy to keep a clean sheet and says his team-mates must build on Saturday’s performance at Everton.
“Villa played well but we need to try and nick a goal and need to try and pick up the three points in games like that,” Jenkinson told Arsenal Player.
“We kept a clean sheet and that’s important. We just need to go on a little run, a good unbeaten run.
“I think clean sheets are important. Nine times out of 10, if you keep a clean sheet, you go on to win the game. In the main, we haven’t conceded a lot of goals this season. I think we’re up there [as] one of the best, in terms of goals conceded.
“We go into every game to win it. On Saturday it wasn’t meant to be but we’ve got a huge game against Everton. There’s no hiding, we need to win that. It’s a massive game for us. We’re on a good little run now, but we need to pick up three points on Wednesday and I’m confident we’ll do that.”
Watch the full interview with Carl on Arsenal Player.Copyright 2014 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 26 Nov 2012