Forgotten Arsenal defender Calum Chambers is back and the Englishman is eager to take the chance he’s waited five years for.
Chambers arrived at The Emirates from Southampton in 2014, but he’s started just 30 Premier League appearances in that time.
The 24 year-old spent last season on loan at Fulham, and has also had a spell at Middlesbrough. But more than anything he wants to play for Arsenal.
Chambers said: “Arsenal’s the club I’m at, it’s the team I want to play for, so I am taking every day as it goes, enjoying being here, enjoying being with the lads and playing in the pre-season games.
“I like to stay positive about things, I love playing football and to get an opportunity to play for Arsenal is pretty amazing so I’m enjoying it, being back here with the lads, being with the manager and I’m really gaining from the experiences and learning from the training sessions I’ve had so far.
“It was amazing at Fulham [Chambers made 29 league starts and scored twice as the promoted Cottagers went straight back down]. I think for any player at any level, it’s all about playing and game time, playing regularly and fortunately I got to do that last season and I feel I’ve gained experiences from it.
“I’ve learned a lot of things from it as I did from when I went to Middlesbrough [who were also relegated at the end of his season on loan, in which he started 24 Premier League games].
“As a team it was disappointing for Fulham but personally, as a player, I thought it was a good experience and good season for me. I feel good on the back of that, I feel confident, I’m looking forward to the season ahead. It helps you add things to your game and finally I can take that into the upcoming season.
“Again, I was concentrating on the games there and obviously the plan is now to stay at Arsenal, play there and see what I can do.”
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