Few players at Arsenal have had it tougher than Carl Jenkinson. Despite all of his efforts, the defender has never really been able to force his way into the first team at the Emirates. He’s had good moments, and he’s clearly a hard worker, but often for one reason or another, it just hasn’t happened for him.
It’s a shame, as he’s clearly an Arsenal man through and through, yet even a managerial change hasn’t been able to change things for him.
Indeed, he’s now 26-years-old, and so you’ve got to wonder, if it’s not going to happen now; will it ever happen?
“I push on, I keep working. That’s what I do best: work hard. I keep pushing and pushing. For personal pride, of course I want to be in the team.”
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 29, 2019
Well, some would argue no, but Jenkinson isn’t giving up. Indeed, Arsenal recently shared an interview with the Englishman on their official Twitter page, and it’s fair to say that he will keep trying his best to get a chance.
Unsurprisingly, his words have gone down well with Arsenal fans. Jenkinson has always been popular with supporters, given his homegrown status, but they’re loving his desire; and many want him to get a chance as opposed to selling him or loaning him out again:
JENKO IS A GUNNER
— Eriksen, Skarstein Sivert (@tvitrefugl) January 29, 2019
Honestly feel like he deserves a run in the team, never been at error when he’s played and great first season at West Ham, with bellerin injured surely this is best option
— Stephen Crilly (@stephen_crilly) January 29, 2019
Emery has Jenkinson playing Tiki Taka and that is the masterclass off the year.
We’re only in January.
— TheUnaiView (@TheUnaiView) January 29, 2019
Said this time and time again I’ll have Jenko over that 60 year old Lichtsteiner and midfielder AMN any day of the week at right back, hope he gets his chance over the next few games fully deserves it
— Mohamed Elmi (@MohamedElmi1994) January 29, 2019
— Ｄ (@declankane20) January 29, 2019
Jenko should have a statue
— TC (@talsc_) January 29, 2019
Legend never leave
— Jad ~ ~ (@Unai_Emeryates) January 29, 2019
Top Top attitude that you want to reward
— Clive (@clivepafc) January 30, 2019
I love him. I will be pressing charges if he is sold.
— Pain In The Arsenal (@PainInThArsenal) January 30, 2019
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