By ESPNSTAR.com staff
A veteran of more than 600 appearances for Arsenal at the right side of defence, Dixon has watched Jenkinson's displays in this campaign with great interest.
The young defender stepped up to replace first choice right-back Bacary Sagna, who missed the start of the season with a fractured leg, and impressed in his performances for the Gunners.
Dixon told the club's official website that Jenkinson had done well in making the most out of the opening presented to him, a quality he considered to be vital in a player's development.
"He’s certainly got potential to be an international player, the important thing with young lads like that is you let their progress go unhindered," Dixon explained.
"As a player, you want a chance to play and show what you can do, as well as learning as you’re playing. It’s important you get those opportunities. Sometimes you don’t always get a chance to get a run of first-team games because it’s not your time. I like him a lot. I think he’s got a lot of attributes to go towards being a very good full back."
The 20-year old made a mere eight appearances for former side Charlton Athletic before being snapped up by the Gunners last year, and Dixon believed Jenkinson deserved credit for adapting to a higher standard of play so quickly.
"It’s a big step and he’s done it a little bit differently to me, he’s only played about five minutes for Charlton before he came. I played quite a few games in the lower league and knew a little bit about was I was doing. It was still a big leap [for me] to come to Arsenal," he shared.
"He’s gone right in the deep end. He’s an Arsenal lad as well so it’s good to see. The fans relate to it - they can see his passion. He’s still got a lot to learn but I see a lot of potential in him going on and being a top class full back."
Arsenal welcome Fulham to the Emirates Stadium for their Premier League fixture this weekend.