Former Arsenal flop Jenkinson becomes latest ex-Prem star to join the A-League

Former Arsenal flop Carl Jenkinson has looked to restart his career down under after moving to A-League Men's side Newcastle Jets.

Jenkinson has already spent time down under with a spell at Melbourne City on loan from Nottingham Forest earlier this year. The full-back was highly rated during his youth, and he has represented England in every age group and Finland U19s.

However, after he ultimately failed to break into the Arsenal side Jenkinson dropped down to the Championship in hope of game time. And after being loaned out by Forest his contract expired in June, leaving him a free agent.

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He said: “I’m happy to be here and to sign for the Jets. I want to bring the best of myself to the team and try to get the best out of everyone else around me.

Having met the lads I can already see it’s a great group and I’m excited to see how far we can go this season with a lot of hard work.

"I’m excited to be a part of this team and I will give my all to achieve something special here.”

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Jenkinson is one of a number of former England internationals to ply their trade in Australia.

The most famous recent examples being Jack Rodwell at Western Sydney Wanderers and Daniel Sturridge at Perth Glory.


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