Jenkinson hoping for Arsenal chance after Sagna exit

Arsenal fullback Carl Jenkinson hopes for the chance to succeed departing Bacary Sagna next season. Sagna is expected to move to Manchester City this summer.

Arsenal fullback Carl Jenkinson hopes for the chance to succeed departing Bacary Sagna next season.

Sagna is expected to move to Manchester City this summer.

"I feel that I am ready for it," he told the London Evening Standard. "It is never going to be easy to nail down that spot but I believe in myself and I believe in my ability.

"I want that position to be mine for years to come. Of course I have got a long way to go, because this is a club who look for the best players in the world. If I am going to hold down the position for as long as I want to, I have got a lot of hard work on my hands. But I believe in myself.

"I am the sort of player who needs to play regularly to get the best out of me.

"My fitness and my athleticism is a big part of my game, getting up and down the pitch. It is difficult to show what I can do when I am not playing regularly because it is hard to get into a rhythm."

 
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