It’s been a long road for Calum Chambers. Since joining Arsenal from Southampton in 2014, he’s seen his playing time fluctuate, position switched and a year long loan away after a particularly rough 2015/2016 season. However, his solid play last year for Middlesbrough seems to have finally made the impression he wants.
Arsenal announced today that they have extended Chambers for two years, keeping him on the team through 2021. This season, he’s been plagued by lack of fitness and injury meaning he’s only started one game for Arsenal, but with the departures of Gabriel Paulista and Kieran Gibbs suggest this extension is a commitment to the player.
Still a very young 22 years of age, Arsenal should provide Calum with the opportunities to establish himself as an important defender for both Arsenal and England, particularly if he can form a partnership with fellow young countryman Rob Holding.
Here’s hoping he can build on his talents and become Arsenal’s long-term future.