Carl Jenkinson was signed from Charlton this summer and the 19-year-old right-back put in a decent display for the Gunners in his first match for them against the Malaysia XI on Wednesday.
Jenkinson will not find it easy to make it into the Arsenal starting lineup on a regular basis as he will have to compete against Bacary Sagna. But the Frenchman has welcomed the addition of Jenkinson to the squad and he looks forward to competing against him for a spot in the team.
Sagna had this to say after the game, “I don’t have anything to teach Carl, I just need to give him as much confidence as I can. We are all going the same way, we are all looking forward, and [having him here] is good for me because he will be an opponent [in the right back spot] but a friend as well.
“I hope he will do well this season and I wish him all the best.”
What do you think of Jenkinson based on his debut for Arsenal?