The Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson has pledged his international career to England, despite having appeared for Finland at under 19 and under 21 levels. He is waiting for FIFA clearance, but he could have a long wait if the case of Emmanuel Frimpong is anything to go by.
20-year old Frimpong played for England at under 16 and under 17 level, but decided to pledge his future to the Ghana national team. He made his mind up back in 2009, when he said this.
The Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson has improved tremendously this season since being given an extended run in the team due to the injury to Bacary Sagna, and although Sagna came through his first comeback game well last night, it is by no means certain that he will regain his place in the Arsenal first team with Jenkinson in such fine form.
Jenkinson has played for both Finland and England at youth levels, but he has recently turned down the chance to play for the Finnish senior team while perhaps waiting to see if he will get an England call up. .......Read the full article here
The Charlton youngster Carl Jenkinson no longer plays for Charlton, he now plays for Arsenal! The youngster, who has opted to play for the Finland international team (by birth) rather than play for England, has been given permission by Arsene Wenger to meet up with his Finnish team-mates at a training camp next week.
It was reported in the Finnish sports site YLE reported the training camp for the Finland team with this news: Paatelainen is also holding a training camp for players on the fringes of the national team. Dual citizens Carl Jenkinson and Lauri Dalla Valle, who will then join up with the under-21 squad, are included. Defender Jenkinson has just signed for English Premier League club Arsenal. .......Read the full article here