Jenko leaves Arsenal to sign for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have made their eighth summer transfer window signing by bringing in Arsenal’s once-capped England defender Carl Jenkinson.

The 27-year-old has joined the Championship side for an undisclosed fee (rumours say that 2 millions), signing a three-year contract.

A statement on Jenko official Instagram read:

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.

With love, Jenko

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