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Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest FC on a permanent deal today. The news was announced on Nottingham Forest official website that Jenkinson had signed for the club from Arsenal.
Arsenal also released a statement thanking the player for his services on their official website.
“We would like to thank Carl for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him all the best for his future. The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”
It is understood that the 27-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the club which ends his eight-year stint at the Emirates stadium. Jenkinson signed from Charlton in 2011 for £1 million and despite breaking into the first team in his debut season, his career subsequently went south.
The fullback had two loan spells with West Ham and one with Birmingham. He will be hoping to rejuvenate his career at Nottingham Forest. Jenkinson remains a decent right back and should be able to play regular football for the Championship side.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 7, 2019
The departure of Jenkinson means that Arsenal are without a specialist right back with first choice right-back Hector Bellerin still injured. Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be expected to cover in the position and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will sign a right back before the end of the transfer window.
Jenkinson made 70 appearances during his time at the Emirates.