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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Carl Jenkinson says the Gunners’ 5-2 win over Tottenham last year is the high point of his career so far, compared to the crushing low of the 8-2 mauling by Manchester United.
The 20-year-old full back has been ever-present for Arsenal this season, deputising for the injured Bacary Sagna at right back.
Jenkinson says his Arsenal career has been a rollercoaster so far but he is pleased with his own personal progress and delighted to be playing for the club he supported as a boy.
“Old Trafford [the 8-2 defeat to Man Utd] was a difficult day for me, and a difficult day for the club.” Jenkinson told Arsenal’s official website
“It wasn’t nice but I felt like I learnt a lot from that game,” he added.
“There were plenty of highs too. The one that sticks in my head is at home to Spurs, beating them on our home turf.
“As a Gooner that was something special. I only played 20-odd minutes but to be a part of that was an amazing feeling.
“There have been ups and downs but I’ve learnt a lot and I feel I’ve progressed a lot as a football player in my first year.”
While Sagna is expected to return from injury soon, Jenkinson says his long-term goal is to play regularly for the Gunners.
“My ambition for my whole career is to play for this football club,” he said.
“I want to be good enough and make my mark here.
“I won’t be happy until I’m playing week-in, week-out. That’s what I want to achieve.”