Carl Jenkinson: 'I'm ready to replace Bacary Sagna'

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson in action against Aston Villa on August 17, 2013
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Carl Jenkinson believes that he is ready to become an Arsenal regular next season.

Carl Jenkinson has insisted that he is ready to fill the void left by Bacary Sagna at Arsenal.

Sagna has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester City when his Gunners deal eventually expires this summer, and Jenkinson believes that it is now time for him to become a regular in Arsene Wenger's side.

"I feel that I am ready for it," the 22-year-old told the Evening Standard. "It is never going to be easy to nail down that spot but I believe in myself and I believe in my ability.

"I want that position to be mine for years to come. Of course I have got a long way to go, because this is a club who look for the best players in the world.

"If I am going to hold down the position for as long as I want to, I have got a lot of hard work on my hands. But I believe in myself."

Despite the recent reports, Sagna has insisted that he has not agreed a deal with City yet.

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