Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson hoping to impress England boss Roy Hodgson

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson has his sights firmly set on fighting his way into the England side ahead of the 2014 World Cup

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Roy Hodgson handed Carl Jenkinson his first England cap against Sweden last year

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Carl Jenkinson has his sights firmly set on fighting his way into the England side ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Jenkinson, 21, made his first senior appearance for Roy Hodgson’s men when he came off the bench during the 4-2 defeat by Sweden back in November.

The right-back has made 21 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season as he filled in for the injured Bacary Sagna.

And the defender, who has represented Finland at Under-21 level, admits he is desperate to earn his place back in the Three Lions squad after being omitted for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

“I want to get back into the England squad and I’m fighting to do that,” Jenkinson told Arsenal.com.

“I’ve just got to be doing it week-in, week-out for Arsenal, I’ve got to be putting in good, consistent performances and hopefully that will catch the manager’s eye. I’ll be aiming to do that and hopefully if I do that a call-up will come my way.”

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