Carl Jenkinson - 10 fast facts

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Carl Jenkinson rejoined the Club on a season-long loan from Arsenal on Tuesday and is on hand with everything you need to know about the full-back.
  • Born in Harlow and a former pupil of Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, Jenkinson will be one of the most local members of the West Ham United squad.
  • With his father being English and his mother Finnish-Swede, his options for international football were open. In fact his representative career began with England U17, before he turned out for Finland at U19 and U21 levels. He then decided to play for England once more, and has a senior cap and 14 U21 caps to his name.
  • His career began in the youth system at Charlton Athletic, where he progressed to make eight league appearances.
  • During his Charlton days, he gained experience at non-league level with Welling United and Eastbourne Borough.
  • Less than a year after playing in the Conference South with Eastbourne, Jenkinson found himself in the UEFA Champions League and Barclays Premier League after signing for Arsenal.
  • His debut for the Gunners – the team he supported as a boy – came in the Champions League as Arsenal saw off Udinese in the final qualifying round to secure their place in the group stages for the 2011/12 campaign.
  • Jenkinson’s first season with the Gunners included a spell on the sidelines with a stress fracture in his back, but he still made 14 appearances in all competitions.
  • He would go on to play 37 league games for Arsenal before moving to West Ham on loan for the first time last summer.
  • After recovering from a thigh problem, he was a virtual ever-present for the Hammers last term, only missing three games after his debut – two of which were against his parent club Arsenal.
  • He is awaiting his first goal in claret and blue, but made two assists – one for Enner Valencia at Burnley and one for Andy Carroll at home to Swansea.
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