Arsenal defender Calum Chambers says that he is extremely happy with his first season at the club.
The young England star moved to Arsenal from Southampton in a £ 16 million deal, which raised a few eyebrows since he was yet to prove at the very top level. Still just 20 years old, it is expected that he has a long time to go before he reaches the peak of his career. However, he has impressed everyone at the Emirates stadium sufficiently after just 12 months at the club. Chambers had to be utilised in a number of positions last season due to the injuries and suspensions.
Even though he is primarily a rightback, Chambers showed last season that he is equally good at playing as a central defender. It is expected that he will replace Per Mertesacker or Laurent Koscielny if he continues on this kind of form. He made 28 appearances in all competitions and scored one goal. More importantly, his performances helped Arsenal capture the FA Cup for a second consecutive campaign. One of priorities for Chambers next season will be to avoid the niggling injuries that troubled him last season. The 20-year-old did not feature for Arsenal after the win over Burnley in April.
“In a short space of time I think I have grown massively.I have exceeded my expectations of what I thought I would achieve this season.I can only thank the coaches and the players for helping me do that and I just want to keep going, keep improving day by day to become the best player that I can be and be proud of myself.Playing for Arsenal is an achievement and so is playing in the Champions League and for England. I won’t stop working until I get there,” said Chambers.