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Arsenal: Why Carl Jenkinson should be first choice right-back

Jenkinson may be handed the right-back spot (©GettyImages)
Jenkinson may be handed the right-back spot (©GettyImages).

Regular first choice right-back Bacary Sagna has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer and hasn't ruled out a return to his native France. 

Should he leave, the Gunners need look no further than Carl Jenkinson for a replacement. 

Sagna has been one of Arsenal's most reliable servants since he arrived in 2007, but injuries and a drop in form could see Jenkinson move ahead in the pecking order.

Sagna was often accused of not caring enough last season and looked lackadaisical at times. 

Unusually for him he was prone to sloppy mistakes, most notably the mistake that led to Robin van Persie's equaliser at the Emirates.

Someone you can't accuse of not caring enough is Jenkinson. The young right-back has been a Gooner his whole life, his childhood bedroom was covered in all things Arsenal; bedsheets, wallpaper, curtains, shirts and framed photographs leaving little room for anything else.

Jenkinson came on leaps and bounds last season after a difficult debut season for Arsenal. 

When Jenkinson played he showcased; strength, speed, aggression and a commitment to attack while also being solid in defence.

Most importantly Jenkinson would give his all for Arsenal, even when things got tough.

Clubs need this kind of character in the dressing-room to motivate foreign players that haven't always supported the club. 

Should Jenkinson continue his rapid rise in the game, he has the potential to be an important member of the Arsenal squad in years to come.

 

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Premier League
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Bacary Sagna
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