Former Gunner Carl Jenkinson has left Nottingham Forest to join Melbourne City on a 6 month loan deal.
✍🏻 We’re excited to announce the signing of experienced English defender Carl Jenkinson on a six-month loan!
The 29-year-old joins City from Nottingham Forest and boasts Premier League experience after stints at both Arsenal and West Ham.
— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) January 19, 2022
The Corporal, who made 70 appearances for the Gunners between 2011 and 2019, has never quite captured that run of form which saw him earn a call up to the England squad, garnering one international cap.
He had loan spells at West Ham and Birmingham City, before moving to Forest on a permanent basis in 2019.
Injuries affected his time there but he’s never been able to hold down a regular place, and now finds himself heading for the A-League.
He will be keen to get his career back on track, and during his time at Arsenal he was the undisputed knifey-spoony champion during regular training ground tournaments, so that should stand him in good stead with the many passionate Gooners in Australia.
Best of luck to him down under, may all his water drain clockwise, and his family remain safe from chazwazzas as he earns his dollarydoos.