Calum Chambers arrived at Arsenal from Southampton this summer and was immediately thrown in at the deep end due to our massive list of defensive injuries. Most fans were very happy with his early performances, but lately he has come in for a bit of stick from JustArsenal readers.
I think the problem is that fans have forgotten exactly how young and inexperienced he really is, and in fact he has just reached his 20th birthday. Chambers himself thinks he has definitely improved since his arrival at the Emirates.
“I think I’ve matured a lot,” he said on the official Arsenal website. “I’ve worked on my game, I’ve watched a lot of my performances back and I’ve gained a lot of experience both in playing in the Premier League and in Europe.
“I think I’ve added a lot to my game, which is good. I just want to keep working hard and keep learning from each match I play.
“I’ve played a lot and I’ve been happy with the first half of the season. I’m confident in my own ability and I hope the coaches and the fans are happy with my performances.
“Now I have to keep that going in the second half of the season – carry on enjoying my football and building on what I’ve done in my first six months here.”
So he has asked the question, so let’s discuss. Considering his age, do you think his first season at Arsenal has been a happy one so far?