Jenkinson has been spoken of as a potential England international of the future and coach
However, with England using Arsenal's training facilities at London Colney on Sunday, 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 it heads to
Speaking last Thursday, when he announced the squad, Hodgson highlighted how Jenkinson figured in his plans.
The manager said: "Kieran Gibbs, like Jenkinson, has started very well for Arsenal.
"On this occasion, we decided to go with him and keep Jenkinson up our sleeves but he'll be very much in our thoughts when it comes to the next friendly match.
"After speaking to Arsene (Arsenal manager, Wenger) I am also conscious that his rise has been meteoric.
"He's only 20 and it's nice to temper things a little bit, but he wouldn't be out of place in the squad."
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