Jenkinson proud of crazy Arsenal devotion

Arsenal fullback Carl Jenkinson is proud of his club merchandise.

Arsenal fullback Carl Jenkinson is proud of his club merchandise.

Supporters saw evidence of this in a photo posted on Twitter recently, and Jenkinson told Arsenal.com how it all began.

“I think I asked for all the wallpaper one Christmas and then was given more things for birthdays, and the collection gradually built up,” he said.

“A lot of the pictures on the wall are laminated copies of signed pictures and I used to collect them, picking them up whenever I went to a game. So I picked up little things here and there; it took a few years but it’s definitely an Arsenal room now.”

The right back isn’t alone in being a diehard fan since childhood. Nico Yennaris has a similar treasure trove of material at home, and Carl is quite happy to compare notes.

“I know Nico Yennaris has a similar stash of things,” he laughs. “It’s quite refreshing to have another lad at the Club who has felt the same way as me about it for so long."

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