Carl Jenkinson leaves Charlton for Arsenal
8th June 2011 - Chad Lazarus
Charlton Athletic's Carl Jenkinson will now play football games for Arsenal after completing a move to the London club.
The 19-year-old played nine times for Charlton's first team last season and can operate as a right-back or a centre-half. He has also represented England and Finland at youth level, as he qualifies to play for the latter country through his mother.
A statement on Arsenal's official website read: "Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Carl to the club and look forward to the continued progression of all four players in the years to come."
In addition to signing Jenkinson, the Gunners have confirmed new deals for youngsters Benik Afobe, Chuks Aneke and Oguzhan Ozyakup.
Jenkinson has paid tribute to his former club in a statement on their website.
He said that he will always be in Charlton's debt for the training they provided him and hopes that the team's supporters will be able to understand why he could not resist the move.
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