Arsenal's Arteta not surprised by Jenkinson England talk

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta isn't surprised by England talk for Carl Jenkinson. England assistant coach Ray Lewington watched Jenkinson impress in defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta isn't surprised by England talk for Carl Jenkinson.

England assistant coach Ray Lewington watched Jenkinson impress in defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

"You play some good games and everybody says you should play for England," said Arsenal midfielder Arteta, who have played consistently for many years without a cap for Spain.

"Carl has improved tremendously in the last few months and he deserves a lot of credit for what he has done and where he is coming from but he needs to keep going and maintain the level, which is the most difficult thing when you get up to the top."

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