Alas, an Unforgettable Debut

by Nigel Assam

Nineteen year-old defender Carl Jenkinson debuted for Arsenal in a friendly against German team Köln over the weekend, but this is a debut he would like to forget. As the first half was winding down, he attempted to clear a pass from a Köln player, but inadvertently, yet wonderfully volleyed the ball into his own net.

If it had been a volley into Köln’s net, it would have counted as a great debut. Arsenal’s fans will hope he doesn’t do that when the new season begins.