One Arsenal star is out of pocket after Jenkinson scores first goal

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Jack Wilshere bet Carl Jenkinson he would never score a goal.

Arsenal finished off the season in some style, defeating Norwich at Carrow Road with two goals of differing quality and personnel.

The first strike was from Aaron Ramsey. It was a goal which, if scored two years ago, you would have to double take. But now we are accustomed to Ramsey's brilliance. His volley was sumptuous, accurate and deadly - it left John Ruddy rooted.

The other goal was however scrappy in nature and scored by somebody we do not expect to see popping up with a finish.

Back up right-back Carl Jenkinson slammed the ball home after a penalty area scramble and it was the England international's first ever goal in professional club football (he has scored for England's Under-21s).

After the game he spoke of the goal, telling media:

'It took a while but I got there in the end. Since I was a kid I've been an Arsenal fan, I've scored that goal 100 times in my back garden and celebrated like I'm celebrating in front of the fans. I've done it for real today and it was the best feeling in the world. I think you could tell by my celebration. I'm a defender so I'm not going to score too many goals and hopefully that will kick-start it now and I will get a few more."

But while Jenkinson might be elated one Arsenal player won't be - Jack Wilshere.

At the start of the year, in an interview with Arsenal Magazine, Jenkinson revealed that Wilshere had made a bet with his team-mate that now needs to be paid up:

"Jack had a cheeky bet with me that I’ll never get one, so I’ll take great pleasure in winning that bet when it does happen! But if he’s in a situation where he’s one on one with the keeper and I’m to the right of him, I’m sure he’ll have a go himself! I’m pretty confident I’ll get on the scoresheet at some stage – it’s a matter of time.”

Cough it up Jack.

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