Arsenal defender Calum Chambers is aiming for an extended run in the Europa League this term, and admits that last night’s win has done wonders to appease his tough season thus far.
The Gunners pummeled BATE Borisov 6-0 last night to end their group qualifying campaign on a high, and will now be looking forward to the EL draw next week.
Chambers made only his third outing of the current campaign in the demolition of the Belarussian side, and was happy with his performance.
“We scored some great goals, kept it tight at the back and everybody stuck to their jobs. It was a ruthless performance,” the England international said.
“For me I’ve missed quite a lot of the start of the season through injury so I just want to get games under my belt. Obviously nights like tonight help that, so I just want to do as well as I can in every performance and prove myself.”
Chambers went onto claim that our side has a good chance of glory in Europe this term, but is weary of the threat posed by the teams dropping out of the Champions League, such as Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig.
“We have got to aim high, we know we can go very far in this competition. Nights like tonight show that. Everybody has worked really hard in the competition, so we have got to give it everything we have got and see how far we can go.
“I have looked at who we can get in the next round, there are some quality teams dropping into the competition. Whoever we get will give it our best and we all know what job we have got to do.”
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