It was something of a whirlwind experience for Jenkinson last summer, as within weeks of joining Arsenal he was whisked off to the other side of the world on tour.
"It was an amazing start for me," he told arsenal.com. "It made me realise that I was at a club like Arsenal now and to go to such a fantastic place and play football was a real privilege.
"There was a lot going on and it was all new to me, but maybe it was a good thing to be away with the squad for that period of time.
"It was probably the ideal start for me to be away with the boys. We're all together the whole time on tour so that was good for me and it was nice to get to know the lads really well from the off."