Carl Jenkinson made his first appearance for Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Wednesday night, as Sabri Lamouchi’s side picked up a point away from home against Charlton Athletic – and Forest fans have reacted on Twitter.
Jenkinson finally left Arsenal in the summer to join Nottingham Forest for a fee believed to be in the region of £2million (Sun). He clocked up 70 appearances for the Gunners during his time in north London, and even earned a cap for England.
The defender, who began his career at Charlton Athletic and managed nine senior appearances for the newly-promoted Championship side eight years ago as a teenager – before he earned a move to The Gunners.
Jenkinson turned out in the Carabao Cup last week for the entire 90 minutes against Fleetwood Town, before being handed his first league start under Lamouchi on Wednesday night. Lyle Taylor gave Charlton the lead with a superb header from a corner.
But Forest did earn a point, as Albert Adomah scored his first goal for Forest, lashing home a loose ball as Charlton struggled to clear a corner. It leaves Forest with five points from their first four games – five behind leaders Leeds United.
Nottingham Forest fans have reacted on Twitter to Jenkinson’s debut for Forest, though many were underwhelmed with the former West Ham United loanee. Indeed, Jenkinson looked unfit according to some fans.
Battered by #cafc for an hour, missed Lolleys moments of brilliance tonight. Though Bostock was good when he came on, freed up Silva too. Jenkinson looked scared of the ball. Cash not in the game at all. Would like to see Mir get a start. Take the point and run #nffc
— Ben Coleman (@BenColeman92) August 21, 2019
Arsenal are laughing their way to the bank after that from Carl Jenkinson. Did we keep a receipt? Oh, and can we recall Richardson alongside it too?
— DGB (@DGBCampbell) August 21, 2019
Forest's left hand side a big concern in the first half in particular. Charlton had 3 men over every time and we never shifted a spare man across. Jenkinson also clearly not match fit, and Muric distribution is perhaps the worst I've seen – has to improve #nffc
— Dan Peacock (@DJMPeacock) August 21, 2019
Could’ve won it at the end but don’t play Jenkinson against Fulham please
— Alfie Abrey (@AbreyAlfie) August 21, 2019
Well that was awful…..Watson,cash,ameobi, jenkinson,semedo, all poor. Typical forest away performance when will we ever get it right on the road #nffc
— lucas wheat (@lucaswheat) August 21, 2019
Carl Jenkinson looks like a guy who hasn't played regular football for a long time. Shift Cash back there and get Sow or Mir on at half time #NFFC
— Connor Woolley (@ImConnorWoolley) August 21, 2019