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The 21-year-old acknowledges he must first establish himself in Arsenal's starting XI before he can nail down a place in the national team

Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson has set his sights on earning a place in the England team ahead of next year's World Cup in Brazil.

The 21-year-old has started three of his side's opening four Premier League fixtures of the season, which have seen them collect nine points to sit second in the table.

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Jenkinson faces stiff competition from Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker for a place in Roy Hodgson's starting XI and admits he must first establish himself at Arsenal before he can target a place in the national team.

"I believe that if I am playing regularly, and I'm playing well, I can be England's right-back," he told talkSPORT.

"If you're going to break into the England squad you need to be playing regularly.

"First and foremost I need to show the boss [Arsene Wenger] what I can do and show my credentials and that I am capable of playing regularly at this club.

"I believe I'm getting to that stage now where I'm more than ready to take my place and play week-in and week-out at this club.

"It's up to me in training to show what I can do and when I get my chance I need to take it. It is important that I do that, especially in a World Cup year."

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