Arsenal kept their four point advantage at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday night after beating in-form newly promoted Hull City 2-0 at the Emirates.

One player who really stepped up however was 21 year old right-back, Carl Jenkinson had to step in and fill the boots of experienced gunners player, Bacary Sagna and so he did. Jenkinson proved why Wenger spent that seven-figure fee for him setting up the first Arsenal goal of the night after just 90 seconds putting in a peach of a cross which found Nicklas Bendtner's head. 

Jenkinson has 31 league appearances for the gunners and 1 England cap, but now he is firmly in their U21 set-up. Jenkinson has proved that he was not going to be a Gervinho or a Chamakh showing that Wenger knows what youngsters to sign after all these years of his management. For this reason, he should be in the England squad as he is the best right-back Roy Hodgson has to use. 

Glen Johnson was poor on his return to the England side against Chile and Kyle Walker has not been playing at his best for the national side recently so why not give Carl a run out? 

The only problem for Jenkinson is that he is not favoured over Sagna which I thought at the start of the season was a ludicrous decision Wenger made, but Sagna has been impressive, but so has Jenkinson. 

The fullbacks are probably where the competition for a place is at the moment for Arsenal and England with Kieran Gibbs now getting his chance in an England jersey once more. Jenkinson's crosses are his best quality of his game. His cross for Bendtner on Wednesday was awesome and he did the same thing for Aaron Ramsey against Sunderland earlier this season where Ramsey found the bottom corner with a ecstatic volley. 

Jenkinson played about 12 minutes against Sweden last year for England and this season he has talked about his desire to get back in the England squad for the World Cup this summer and he's also talked about his desire to play first team football regularly for the gunners after he said that he wants to be remembered as someone who helped out Arsenal to winning the league title at the end of the season.

Jenkinson can get this, he should be starting against Everton on Sunday due to the injury to Sagna and if he has another impressive performance like Hull, he could gel his spot in the team.

If his defence improves a little he will definitely be in the England squad, but hey Walker and Johnson's defending is pretty poor too so the competition for the right-back position is strong.

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