VIDEO: Arsenal’s and England Under-21s’ Carl Jenkinson in Bury

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Arsenal’s and England Under-21s’ Carl Jenkinson has told youngsters ‘hard work and dedication’ are key ingredients to become a professional footballer.

The England capped full-back, who is hoping to play for Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Hull City, visited Drive Vauxhall in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday to hand out kits to Elsmwell YFC as part of an event to also publicise the Suffolk WAYS Under-10s and Under-11s leagues.

Jenkinson signed shirts, bags and boots and took part in a question-and-answer session with youth players from Bury, Guildhall Feoffement, Elmswell and Mildenhall.

* See Friday’s Bury Free Press for Jenkinson’s views on the England World Cup squad and the FA Cup.