Carl Jenkinson

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Carl Jenkinson
Carl Jenkinson Arsenal vs Sunderland, 18 August 2012, Pre match 7 (cropped).jpg
Jenkinson playing for Arsenal in 2012
Personal information
Full name Carl Daniel Jenkinson[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 25
Youth career
2007–2010 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Charlton Athletic 8 (0)
2010 Welling United (loan) 10 (0)
2010 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 4 (0)
2011– Arsenal 37 (1)
National team
2008 England U17 1 (0)
2010 Finland U19 3 (1)
2011 Finland U21 1 (0)
2013– England U21 5 (1)
2012– England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:45, 11 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:36, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Carl Daniel Jenkinson (born 8 February 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for Arsenal as a defender. Jenkinson began his career with Charlton Athletic before joining Arsenal in 2011. He represented both the English and Finnish national teams at youth level before making his debut for the England national team in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Jenkinson joined Conference South side Welling United on loan in January 2010,[3] before starting a three-month loan with Conference Premier side Eastbourne Borough in November 2010.[4] However, he was recalled by Charlton after a month.[5] He made his first appearance for Charlton Athletic in the Football League Trophy Southern Section semi-final clash with Brentford at Griffin Park in December 2010, playing the whole match in the right-back position.[6]

Arsenal[edit]

Jenkinson signed for Arsenal in June 2011,[7] for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £1 million.[8]

On 16 August 2011, Jenkinson made his Arsenal competitive debut in the final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against Udinese, coming on as a second half substitute, replacing the injured Johan Djourou early in the second half. Jenkinson made his Premier League debut against Liverpool on 20 August 2011, starting at right-back. He kept his place in the team, playing in the second leg against Udinese and then at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the Premier League, although he was sent off later in the game for a foul on Javier Hernández. He also assisted Robin van Persie to score Arsenal's second in the game in a 8–2 loss against Manchester United. Jenkinson continued a string of appearances for Arsenal in Bacary Sagna's absence with an impressive performance against West Bromwich.[9] Jenkinson suffered a stress fracture in his lower back which kept him out for 3 months. He made his return for the reserve team against Norwich City, playing 45 minutes. He continued his return to football coming on as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby, a game which he watched from the stands the previous year.

Due to an injury to first choice right back, Bacary Sagna, Jenkinson started the first five matches of the 2012–13 season, and earned plaudits for his performance against Manchester City, among others.

On 19 December 2012, it was announced that Jenkinson, along with teammates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, signed a new long term contract with Arsenal.[10]

2013-14 season[edit]

Jenkinson warming up ahead of a Premier League game against Hull City on 4 December 2013.

Jenkinson featured in all three of Arsenal's opening games of the 2013–14 campaign as injuries to defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny forced Bacary Sagna to fill in at centre-back and Jenkinson to deputise at right-back. Despite Koscielny later returning, Jenkinson kept his place in the first-team after impressing against Fenerbahçe S.K..[11]

Jenkinson picked up his first assist of the season against Sunderland on 14 September, picking out Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the box, who found the net with a volley. He made several substitute appearances for the Gunners, after this game but started in the League Cup against Chelsea, a game which Arsenal lost 2-0. He later picked up his second assist of 2013-14 campaign against Hull City, crossing the ball to Nicklas Bendtner to head home in the second minute.[12]

On 11 May 2014 Jenkinson scored his first senior team goal for Arsenal in their 2-0 victory over Norwich City on the last day of the 2013-14 season. [13]

International career[edit]

Jenkinson has an English father and a Finnish mother, and represented both England and Finland at youth international level.[14]

Jenkinson first played for Finland at Under-18 level. He was part of the Finland U-18 team that competed at the 2010 Valentin Granatkin Memorial tournament, making three appearances including captaining the team in the 1–0 defeat by Ukraine.[15]

Jenkinson also made an appearance for the Finland U-21 national team on 3 June 2011 in a UEFA U-21 qualifying match that resulted in a 0–0 draw against Malta.[16]

On 15 October 2012, Roy Hodgson revealed that Jenkinson had trained with the England national team prior to their World Cup Qualifier against Poland, following the withdrawal of fellow right back Kyle Walker. Hodgson also stated that Jenkinson had elected to make himself available for England rather than Finland in future, despite the increased competition for places.[17] He made his senior debut for England on 14 November 2012 coming on as a second half substitute in a friendly against Sweden.[18]

In October 2013, Jenkinson was first called up to the England U21 squad for European Championship qualifiers against the Under 21 sides of Lithuania and San Marino.[19] He kept his place in the squad for the following qualifiers, one of which was against his former side Finland U21, a game in which he started.

Personal life[edit]

Jenkinson was born in Harlow, Essex to an English father, and a Finnish-Swede mother. He is trilingual and attended Davenant Foundation School. Jenkinson is a boyhood Arsenal fan.[20] Jenkinson is exceptionally committed to his fitness regime - he often runs from his home to training at Arsenal's London Colney and then back home again, an 18 mile round trip.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Welling United (loan) 2009–10[21] Conference South 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Charlton Athletic 2010–11[22] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Eastbourne Borough (loan) 2010–11[22] Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 1[b] 0 5 0
Arsenal 2011–12[23] Premier League 9 0 0 0 1 0 4[c] 0 14 0
2012–13[24] Premier League 14 0 1 0 1 0 5[c] 0 21 0
2013–14[25] Premier League 14 1 3 0 2 0 3[c] 0 22 1
Total 37 1 4 0 4 0 12 0 57 1
Career total 59 1 4 0 4 0 12 0 2 0 81 1
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 14 November 2012.[26]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2012 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Carl Jenkinson". Premier League. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Panting, Matthew (4 January 2010). "Charlton Athletic youngster Carl Jenkinson close to joining Welling United on work experience". Kent Online. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Eastbourne boss Garry Wilson pleased with new recruits". BBC Sport. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Charlton recall Carl Jenkinson from Eastbourne Borough". BBC Sport. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jenkinson debuts; Dailly returns". Charlton Athletic F.C. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Carl Jenkinson Joins Arsenal". Arsenal F.C. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Carl Jenkinson to join Arsenal in £1m deal". The Scotsman (Edinburgh). 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Arsenal 3 – 0 West Brom Albion". BBC Sport. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Five young internationals sign new contracts". Arsenal F.C. Official Website. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Magowan, Alistair (2013-09-01). "BBC Sport - Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  12. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/dec/04/arsenal-hull-city-premier-league-match-report
  13. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/match/109639/norwich-city-vs-arsenal-fc/report
  14. ^ "Finland move to cap Arsenal signing Jenkinson ahead of England | Premiership News". Tribal Football. 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  15. ^ Garin, Erik; Dryomin, Mike. "Valentin A.Granatkin Memorial - International Youth Tournament - 2010". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  16. ^ Erävuori, Mikael (3 June 2011). "Finland and Malta draw blank in qualifying opener". UEFA. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  17. ^ McNulty, Phil (15 October 2012). "Carl Jenkinson commits his international future to England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  18. ^ "Sweden 4 England 2". BBC Sport. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  19. ^ http://www.thefa.com/england/mens-under-21s/News/2013/san-marino-lithuania-squad-announced-031013
  20. ^ "Arsenal sign Charlton defender Carl Jenkinson". BBC Sport. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 336–337. ISBN 9-781869-833688. 
  22. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
    "Eastbourne Borough vs Boreham Wood 3–1". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Jenkinson, Carl". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 

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