Jenkinson amazed at quick rise to Arsenal

Carl Jenkinson has revealed that he is still mesmerised by his quick rise from League One football to playing in the Champions League with Arsenal.

The 19-year-old made his non-league debut just over a year ago and was signed by his boyhood club in the summer and was immediately thrown into the Arsenal starting XI to replace the injured Bacary Sagna.

The youngster has admitted that he still finds it hard to believe that he has reached the top level of club football in such a short period of time.

He told Arsenal Player: “Sometimes, I just have to take a step back and really appreciate where I am. From me to come to where I was to playing in the Premier League is obviously a big achievement for me. But the main thing I have to pinch myself about is that I’m actually playing for Arsenal.

“I can’t really portray how special that is for a fan of the club and for someone who comes from a family that loves Arsenal so much. It’s just a great thing to be becoming a part of Arsenal’s history. Long may it continue.”

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