Carl’s only got eyes for Weng

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 -

AR­SE­NAL de­fender Carl Jenk­in­son in­sists club football re­mains his main fo­cus as ques­tions over his in­ter­na­tional fu­ture be­gin to mount.

The 20-year-old right-back has im­pressed Arsene Wenger this sea­son, lead­ing to re­ports Roy Hodgson was plan­ning to call him up for Eng­land’s World Cup qual­i­fy­ing dou­ble header against San Marino and Poland next week.

Jenk­in­son rep­re­sented Eng­land Un­der-17s, but a call-up to the se­nior team is made all the more com­pli­cated by the fact he has rep­re­sented Fin­land’s youth teams up to Un­der-21 level.

Jenk­in­son, whose mother is Fin­nish, has yet to com­mit to Fin­land and is keen to fo­cus on life with the Gun­ners for now.

“To be hon­est I’m just con­cen­trat­ing on my club football, that’s my bread and but­ter,” he said.

De­ci­sion

“I think I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

“I’m just fo­cused on the here and now and the next game for Ar­se­nal.

“Fin­land have con­tacted me. My ex­act words when I spoke to them was ‘I’m fo­cus­ing on my club football’, so that’s all there is to it.

“You can read into that what you want, but I’m go­ing to have to make a de­ci­sion at some point.

“Un­til then I’m just con­cen­trat­ing on each game as it comes.”

Jenk­in­son

has

made

IM­PRESSED: Roy Hodgson

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