Arsenal have released their team photo for the 2018/19 season. The manager Unai Emery and all the new signings are included in the picture.
However, there was one particular inclusion that has irked some Gunners fans. Fullback Carl Jenkinson remains in the first team squad and is standing in the back row between Matteo Guendouzi and Emiliano Martinez:
???? The official squad photo of the class of 2018/19!
???? You can get a giant poster in our @AFCProgramme against Brentford#WeAreTheArsenal ???? pic.twitter.com/s6aSiPa5ke
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 18, 2018
Fans on Twitter were quick to point out the right-back is still at the club:
Carl Jenkinson will outlive this club ????
— Eamonn-James (@ec_2991) September 18, 2018
Carl Jenkinson still here…. pic.twitter.com/FYqTidRVcx
— Andy GOATREAL (@17afctweet) September 18, 2018
Nobody else could afford his wages!
— Brian Rocks (@BrianRocks1964) September 18, 2018
Carl jenkinson is still at the club ????????…… How!!!!!!!!!
— Joshua bethelz (@Joshuabethel6) September 18, 2018
How is Carl jekinson still an arsenal player?
— ifos Efaj (@Ifos4) September 18, 2018
No one wants to sign him even for free
— Yus kaafi Gooner?????????????? (@kaafi_yus) September 18, 2018
What's Jenkinson paid to do?
— Ayoolalekan Kosile (@Ayoolalekan_Kos) September 18, 2018
At this rate Carl Jenkinson is going to spend 10yrs at Arsenal, get a testimonial match and get a statue in from of the stadium
— ArsenalDNA (@Bestdgooner) September 18, 2018
Jenkinson will retire as an arsenal legend. There’s no getting rid of that guy.
— Count Olaf (@lexisrenis) September 18, 2018
Jenko thinking they still havent noticed im still here
— Bobby ???? (@DiamondBD92) September 18, 2018
Jenkinson is sidelined with an ankle injury until at least November. He has not featured for the Gunners’ first team since November 2016 and spent the whole of last season on loan at Birmingham City.
The 26-year-old has just under two years left on his current deal at the Emirates but there is no sign he will be leaving the club anytime soon.
He managed just nine appearances for Birmingham last campaign after suffering a broken shoulder before being sidelined by new manager Garry Monk when he returned to full fitness.