Arsenal defender Calum Chambers: I exceeded my expectations last season
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers didn't expect to enjoy such a successful first season at The Emirates
Calum Chambers has revealed that his first season at Arsenal exceeded his expectations.
The England international helped Arsenal secure a third-place finish before the Gunners were 4-0 winners against Aston Villa to seal successive FA Cups at Wembley in May.
I am really proud of myself and equally I want to go further and become the best player I can at Arsenal
Chambers was ever-present in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up at the start of the campaign following the centre-half’s £16m move from Southampton in the summer transfer window.
And although Chambers slipped down the pecking order in the second half of the season, the Arsenal youngster was still delighted with his first year at the club.
“In a short space of time I think I have grown massively,” Chambers told Arsenal’s 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.”
Chambers scored one goal and made one assist in 23 Premier League appearances in his first campaign at Emirates Stadium.
The 20-year-old earned three England caps after Chambers made his debut for the Three Lions in September.
The Arsenal defender is currently part of Gareth Southgate’s Under-21 side at the European championships in Czech Republic.