Arsenal youngster reveals key aspect of his role in the side

13:58 24 September 2012

Carl Jenkinson (left) battles for the ball with Man City

Carl Jenkinson (left) battles for the ball with Man City's Scott Sinclair. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Arsenal full back Carl Jenkinson believes that he has to burst forward down the right in order to do his job properly.

The Gunners youngster is deputising for the injured Bacary Sagna and has been in good form for the north Londoners in recent games, providing an assist for Gervinho’s strike against Montpellier.

“The way we play as a club, you’ve got to get forward as a full back. I think in the modern game, it’s a big part of a full back’s job,” he told Arsenal Player.

“I think you can find plenty of full backs that can just defend, but the good ones are the ones that get forward as well.

“I try to do that as much as I can, and Gibbo’s [Kieran Gibbs] been doing it really well so we’ve got to keep that as a big part of our game.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 28

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Arsenal news

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Alessio Romagnoli of AS Roma (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

It has been another busy day in the transfer market for the London clubs. Here are the top stories.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Arsenal players celebrate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal on Sunday. Will he be joining Palace's Wayne Hennessey, Swansea's Kyle Naughton, Southampton's Matt Targett and Villa's Scott Sinclair in your Fantasy Premier League side? (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Having problems making that £100m Fantasy Premier League kitty stretch? Then read the second of our fantasy football season previews where we’ve picked five cheap starters for gameweek 1 who are all owned than less than 7% of players.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Alexandre Lacazette (L) of France (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Alexandre Lacazette has been told by Lyon to sign a new contract or leave the club, according to reports in France.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Alessio Romagnoli in action for Italy Under-21s (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Roma will allow defender Alessio Romagnoli to leave the club after they complete the signings of Mohamed Salah and Edin Dzeko.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid   (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Rafa Benitez has dealt a huge blow to Arsenal’s hopes of signing Karim Benzema this summer as he says the striker will remain at Real Madrid.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could be zooming around a track of your choice!

Are you a competitive adrenaline junkie with a need for speed? Or looking for a fun family day out?

Read more
Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more