Arsenal star agrees new long-term contract

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Young Arsenal star Carl Jenkinson has reportedly put pen to paper on a new long-term contract with the club after an impressive start to the new campaign.

Arsenal may have endured their worst opening to season during the Premier League era, but Jenkinson has been a stand out performer for Arsene Wenger's side.

According to The Sun, Jenkinson has now been rewarded with a lucrative new five-year deal, despite only joining Arsenal from Charlton little over a year ago.

Jenkinson is reported to have signed a contract with £32,000-per-week, while the past few days have been a double cause for celebration after the 20-year-old was also named in Roy Hodgson's senior England squad.

The full-back signed for Arsenal for just £1 million during the summer transfer window of 2011, having grown up as a passionate Gunners supporter.

Jenkinson had represented Finland at youth levels, owing to his mother being Finnish, but has pledged his allegiances to England following a conversation with Hodgson.

The Arsenal youngster is now in contention to make his international debut when England take on Sweden in a friendly Gothenburg on Wednesday.

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