Calum Chambers arrived at Arsenal from Southampton last 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 as our injured players returned and Hector Bellerin made the right-back spot his own, Chambers has returned to his backstage role although he has been promoted to Roy Hodgson’s England side, making three appearances so far.
It is easy to forget just how young and inexperienced he really was when he arrived and in fact is still only 20 years old. Chambers himself is more than pleased with his first season at the Emirates.
“In a short space of time I think I have grown massively,” Chambers said on the official Arsenal website. “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 am really proud of myself and equally I want to go further and become the best player I can at Arsenal. I won’t stop working until I get there.”
In my opinion he looked very confident and reassured when he started the season, and he will now have to up his game a lot more to find his niche in the Arsenal first XI. Considering his age, do you think his first season at Arsenal has been a happy one so far?