Getting one over the Gunners' north London rivals is what life is all about for Jenkinson.
He said: "It means an awful lot to me. It's a massive game and it's the first one I look for at the start of the season.
"And of course I am spreading the message throughout the dressing room about how important it is.
"I wouldn't miss it for the world as a fan or as a player.
"I have grown up supporting the club and I know what it means to the fans. The boys in the changing room need to be aware of what it means as well.
"But I don't think it will be an issue. We'll be up for it."
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