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It's five years since Jenkinson signed.

Arsenal fans brutally troll Carl Jenkinson on Twitter

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All Arsenal fans know the date June 8.

It is, of course, the day that the Gunners announced the signing of Carl Jenkinson and today marks the fifth anniversary of the stunning signing.

The right-back signed for a reported £1 million from Charlton in 2011 and has made 57 appearances for the Gunners since joining, despite spending the previous two campaigns on loan at West Ham.

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Jenkinson hasn’t played for the club since the last day of the 2013/14 season - where he scored his first senior goal - but that didn’t stop the club’s Twitter page from asking fans for their ‘favourite Jenko memories’ on this special day.

What could possibly go wrong? Apart from Jenkinson being abused by hundreds of fans, nothing at all.

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Jenkinson’s nightmares were brought up by Gooners suggesting his incredible 35-yard own-goal against Koln back in 2011 or his horror show against Manchester United where he got sent-off during an 8-2 defeat. While others decided to be a lot harsher by saying their favourite memory will be when he leaves.

It’s brutal but also pretty funny. Here are some of the best tweets:

Arsenal followed up their original tweet with a video of Jenkinson’s only ever strike for the north London club with the caption: “Who says dreams don’t come true, right @CarlJenkinson?”

It’s just a shame that some of the fans dream of him leaving the club this summer.

It’s unclear where the future of the 24-year-old lies following his two spells at Upton Park. Jenkinson picked up a serious knee injury in January which saw him miss the remainder of the campaign and return to the Emirates.

Jenkinson will know that he faces a tough task of playing regular first-team football if he remains at Arsenal next season. Hector Bellerin has made that spot his own and, despite doubts over futures of Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, Jenkinson will know he should leave north London to fulfil his potential.

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However, he could be given a lifeline at the club if Barcelona swoop for Bellerin. Dani Alves if set to leave the Camp Nou this summer and the 21-year-old is being heavily linked with a return to the Catalan club.

That could leave Jenkinson with a chance to salvage his Gunners career and the opportunity to create some positive memories for Arsenal fans other than poor performances and spectacular own-goals.

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