by Nia Griffiths

After signing for us last summer, Calum Chambers has had a mixed season and now he wants to prove he’s good enough.

Speaking to Arsenal player recently, the full-back was full of positivity and ambition for the future.

When talking about joining from Southampton last year, the youngster said, “I wanted to come here and prove to everyone that I was good enough and had the quality to play at a team like Arsenal.”

He went on to describe his outlook and how he views each game, saying, “Every day is a test, every day you learn a bit more about yourself and the players you’re playing with, and that’s the best way you can improve. I think the training here is going to improve everyone each day.”

Despite having his season somewhat marred by injury, illness and then getting replaced by Kieran Gibbs and subsequently Nacho Monreal in the starting 11, Chambers still appeared for the team 36 times, bagging three assists and even a goal. There’s no doubt he’s a great squad player and having him as part of it is beneficial.

The 20-year-old continued, “I’ve played a lot of games and that has improved my game a lot. I have been involved in a lot of big games, the Champions League and also internationally so that has given me more experience than I had before.

“If you analyse yourself you can always improve on things by one or two per cent, or 10 or 20 per cent. I just watch games back and if an aspect of that game didn’t go right I will look at it during the week and see how I can improve on it.”

He seems as if he wants to fight for his place and is happy where he is. Here’s hoping he knuckles down in the new season and gives Monreal a fight for his position.