Santi Cazorla: This Arsenal star has surprised me

Santi Cazorla admits to being pleasantly surprised by the progress of new signing Calum Chambers.

Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has hailed the progress of young defender Calum Chambers.

The £16 million summer signing from Southampton was called up into the England squad after his impressive performances for the Gunners

He told "You always have the high expectations over hot prospects like him. And honestly up until today he's surprised me for good in training and also in the games we have played so far.

“With him I'm sure we'll have a quality defender for the future.”

Chambers has been a real bonus for Arsenal early this season. Capable of playing at centre-back, defensive midfield and right-back, he is Arsene Wenger's insurance policy in case the club suffer injuries in any of the key positions.

The hope is that he can eventually go on to claim one of the roles as his own outright, but until then he appears to have a varied and extended audition.

Early signs are good, and an England call-up will bolster his already sky high confidence.

Impressing senior professionals likes Santi Cazorla is one step to success, Chambers simply needs to continue.

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