Jenkinson trains with England

Carl Jenkinson
Carl Jenkinson has impressed at Arsenal this season. Photo: PA

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson received his first taste of senior international duty on Sunday when he trained with the England squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Poland.

Jenkinson has been spoken of as a potential England international of the future and coach Roy Hodgson has hinted the youngster will be called up for the first time for next month's friendly with Sweden in Gothenburg.

However, with England using Arsenal's training facilities at London Colney today, Hodgson opted to bring Jenkinson in for the day to gain some experience.

The player has not been called up and will not travel with the rest of the England squad when they head to Warsaw tomorrow.