Arsenal star comments on his first senior goal, praises Alexis Sanchez

Versatile Arsenal defender Calum Chambers scored his first senior goal yesterday.

Versatile Arsenal star Calum Chambers scored his first ever senior goal yesterday as he helped the Gunners down Burnley 3-0.

The 19-year-old defender joined the Gunners in the summer from fellow Premier League outfit Southampton for a reported £16 million fee.

He arrived at the Emirates stadium with as little as 22 Premier League games under his belt and a couple of extra appearances in the League Cup.

He had previously never found the net in an official first team match but capped his crowning moment in typical defensive fashion by bundling home the Gunners’ second following a corner.

Chambers’ goal was sandwiched in between an Alexis Sanchez double and the young England international praised his Chilean teammate after recollecting over his first senior goal.

“It was my first senior goal and a really proud moment for me. [The last one] was at youth level, but not at first-team level so I am really, really pleased.” He said, quoted by the official Arsenal website.

On Alexis Sanchez: “Everyone knows he’s a quality player and he works so hard for the team. It does help us when you have people working hard and he creates chances - that shows what a quality player he is.”

Chambers has started seven Premier League games so far this season, averaging 2.7 tackles per game and an impressive 4.2 effective clearances.

He has so far proven to be an excellent buy by boss Arsene Wenger and his ability to play anywhere along the backline makes him a valuable member of the first team squad.

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