Carl Jenkinson signed for Arsenal on this day in 2011, completing his dream move from Charlton as a 19-year-old.

In December 2012, the full-back was one of five young British talents to have signed a long-term deal with Arsenal, as the Gunners looked to turn their fortunes in the Premier League around. 

Jenkinson formed what was named as the ‘British core’ alongside Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as the club looked to end their seven year trophy drought. 

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Though all five have gone on to have relatively successful careers, with some achieving more than others, it appears fair to say that the British core did not propel the Gunners back to the next level.

We’ve taken a look at where the five players are now, eight years on from Jenkinson’s move to Arsenal.