Calum Chambers is set to receive a contract extension this summer, as he prepares to enter the final year of his existing deal.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta congratulates Arsenal's English defender Calum Chambers (L) on the pitch after the UEFA Europa League 1st Round Group B football match between Arsenal and Rapid Vienna at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 3, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 4-1. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta congratulates Arsenal’s English defender Calum Chambers (L) on the pitch after the UEFA Europa League 1st Round Group B football match between Arsenal and Rapid Vienna at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 3, 2020. – Arsenal won the game 4-1. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Football.London report that Calum Chambers is set to be rewarded with a new contract extension this summer, as he’ll only have a year left on his current deal at the end of the season.

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Chambers has made 14 appearances for Arsenal this season after returning from an ACL injury. He only made his first Premier League appearance in March, but he’s since featured in eight games and made six starts in the league.

The defender made the remainder of his appearances in the Europa League, and he’s racked up a couple of assists between the two competitions. He was a bit unlucky not to get a couple more against West Ham, when both goals he set up went down as own goals.

Whether Chambers really belongs at right-back or centre-back is still up for debate. He’s largely been used at right-back in recent months, but still makes the occasional appearance in central areas, where some fans argue he’d be better off.

There’s no doubt the homegrown England international offers good cover in both positions, so a contract extension makes sense from a squad perspective.