Carl Jenkinson admits he is enjoying being a part of Arsenal’s young British brigade.
The English right-back is included in the Gunners group consisting of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey who hail from the UK and he feels it is vital for the future of the North London club.
“I’ve seen what the boss (Arsene Wenger) has said himself (about a young British group),” he told the club’s official website.
“I think he said that signing young British players will (be good for the club because) they are more likely to be committed to the club and stay at the club for a long time. I think he’s right in that thinking.
“I think that there are good young players coming through at the moment. The boss has no commitment to sign players from anywhere.
“The boss just wants the best players for Arsenal Football Club. If he thought they were from elsewhere, I’m sure he would sign them. He obviously thinks that we’re as good or better than any other options that he had. That can only be a good thing for us.
“From my point of view, I think it’s good to have an English core. We’re an English club and with English players and an English squad, the fans can relate to that.
“Arsenal Football Club are going to sign players that are the best and I don’t think it will really matter where they’re from.”