Arsenal youngster aims to be better than ever

15:49 22 February 2012

Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson

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Carl Jenkinson made his return from injury in a reserve game with Norwich

Arsenal youngster Carl Jenkinson is determined to get back to his best after spending three-and-a-half months out with a back injury.

The 20-year-old made his return in the Gunners’ 5-0 win over Norwich and he felt that prior to his injury he was reaching the peak of his powers.

“I felt like I was starting to come into my own [when it happened] - that was the most frustrating thing,” he told Arsenal Player.

“In the last few games I played I was starting to show people what I could do and to then get a setback was hard to take.

“Three and a half months is a long time, so it has been hard work but I think you just have to focus on the future and be positive, so that is what I am going to do.”

Unsurprisingly Jenkinson is delighted to be back playing again.

“It is fantastic to be back,” he added. “It has been really hard coming in every day and doing my rehab stuff, but I am delighted to be back now.

“The injury felt fine; I had no problems with it at all, which is great news because you never know how you are going to react in a game.

“It is a family club at Arsenal, so there are always people who will put an arm around you and try to help you out.

“The medical team have been fantastic, keeping me motivated and making sure I am doing the right things. I have got a lot to thank them for in terms of getting me back to where I am now, so I am very grateful to them.”

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