Carl Jenkinson has finally left Arsenal, bringing down the curtain on the biggest fan adventure ever seen in the world of football.
Arriving in 2011 from Charlton for a fee of just over £1m, Carl Jenkinson has somehow remained an Arsenal player until 2019. Now, the Arsenal fan will ply his trade for Nottingham Forest after the club announced his move on a three-year deal with Arsenal reportedly receiving £2m and including, hilariously, a sell-on clause.
🤝 Jenkinson joins!#NFFC are delighted to announce the signing of England international defender @carljenkinson for an undisclosed fee from @Arsenal on a three-year contract. pic.twitter.com/JbeH0aERUv
— Nottingham Forest FC 💙 (@NFFC) August 7, 2019
Over the course of his eight years as an Arsenal player, Jenkinson played 70 times for the first team, scoring a solitary goal while providing five assists. Averaging less than 10 appearances per yer since his arrival, he has also enjoyed two loan spells during his time at the club.
There isn’t an Arsenal fan on the planet who doesn’t wish Carl Jenkinson well in his move. A true Arsenal fan who somehow ended up at the club his family has loved for generations, in some ways, Carl was all of us, living the dream.
Good luck, Carl!