Jenkinson: Arsenal senior players helped me adjust quickly

Carl Jenkinson says the leadership from Arsenal's senior players have helped him adjust quickly to Premier League life. Barely a year ago, Jenkinson was playing in the non-leagues.

Carl Jenkinson says the leadership from Arsenal's senior players have helped him adjust quickly to Premier League life.

Barely a year ago, Jenkinson was playing in the non-leagues.

“With Robin being the skipper, if you have any problems or just need some advice then he is one of the first people I would go to,” he told Arsenal.com.

“He is the perfect captain. He is approachable - which is very important - and he is open to opinions. He also leads by example on the pitch.

“If you are the captain of a club, you need to lead the way and show the way forward to everyone to follow. He definitely does that.

“I am also quite close with Per [Mertesacker] - he is a defender and has been around the game a long time and has a lot of experience, so he often gives me little tips here and there.

“I know I can always go to him if I need to talk about something.”

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