Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has been called up to represent England at this summer’s Toulon Tournament.
While the England first team will be playing at Euro 2016, Chambers has been named in a young England squad which will take on a number of clubs in France at a separate competition.
The Toulon Tournament is an annual event for youth national teams and will be used as preparation for a number of young international squads this summer.
Chambers is the only Arsenal player to be included in an England squad which features a number of the finest young talents in the country.
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England’s first game is on the 19th May, just four days after the season ends this weekend. After that match against Portugal, the Three Lions will take on Guinea, Paraguay and Japan in their group.
With the tournament final taking place before the end of May, Chambers’ inclusion shouldn’t affect his involvement in Arsenal’s pre-season.
The young defender will have all of June and some of July off before he’s expected back at London Colney, where he will be needed during pre-season due to Laurent Koscielny’s involvement at Euro 2016.