At 21 and sensing the time has come to really make his mark, he is ready to establish himself as the first-choice right-back for both Arsenal and England.
"It is something I am more than capable of," Jenkinson told the London Evening Standard.
"This is a big season for me, a massive one. I believe in my ability but I am getting to the stage now where I need to be making that right-back spot at Arsenal my own. This is an opportunity to show I am ready.
"I have made a positive start to the season and I want to use that is a good building block to kick on from here."
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