Carl Jenkinson makes prediction about Arsenal under Unai Emery
Carl Jenkinson has his say about Arsenal's future under Unai Emery
Carl Jenkinson has claimed that Arsenal have a bright future under Unai Emery after his exit from The Emirates was confirmed.
Jenkinson called time on his Arsenal career on Wednesday as he secured a move to Nottingham Forest, saying goodbye to the club he has been at since 2011.
The 27-year-old defender made 70 appearances for the Gunners during his time playing for the club he supported as a boy but he struggled to hold down a regular spot in the team in recent seasons.
Jenkinson took to social media to post a farewell note to Arsenal fans on Wednesday, and in the message, he outlined why he thinks that the Gunners are set for a successful future under Emery.
Jenkinson wrote in a post on Instagram: “This is a message that is hard to write so I’m going to keep it short. I’m leaving Arsenal in pursuit of a new challenge and a fresh start, and ultimately to play regular football again.
“I can’t really put into words what it has meant to me to play for this club, but what I can say is I have truly lived my dream.
“This brings me to you, the proper Arsenal fans, as I have lived your dream too. It has been an up and down journey for me but I hope you all have seen how much it has meant to me and know that I have given it my all.
“I have played 70 games for Arsenal which if you told me I would do as a kid I would’ve laughed at you. I take many great memories and friendships from my time at this special football club, and it is a chapter in my life that I will cherish forever.
“I see a great future for this club under the current manager and coaching staff, and I look forward to seeing this unfold. As for now, I’ll take my seat back in the stand, as a fan, with the rest of you.”
Arsenal are getting ready to kick off their Premier League campaign when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.
The north London side are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished fifth and without a trophy last term.
The Gunners also missed out on the Europa League trophy after they ended up losing 4-1 to Chelsea FC in the final in Baku back in May.