Versatile Arsenal defender Calum Chambers says he’s looking to add more goals and assists this season.
The 19-year-old former Southampton youth product netted his first senior goal of his career on Saturday as he bundled home from a corner during the Gunners’ 3-0 win over Burnley.
It was a moment which Chambers has been dreaming of and he even admitted his pre-planned celebration stems back from practicing as a kid in his garden.
“It felt amazing. It was my first professional goal, there’s no better feeling. It’s been a long time coming.” He said, quoted by the Mirror.
“I’ve been working on that celebration for years now. I’ve worked on it quite a few times in the garden as a kid, and now I finally got the chance to use it.”
Chambers has played at both fullback and centre-back this season but following the injury to Mathieu Debuchy he has regularly found himself at right-back.
It is a position which has over the years been occupied by French international Bacary Sagna and it is one which also carries an attacking responsibility.
Aside from his goal on Saturday, Chambers can also be pleased with his attacking game as he created two chances and assisted teammate Alexis Sanchez with a pinpoint cross.
The objective now for the young England international is to consistently contribute at both ends of the pitch and Chambers reveals how he’s looking to kick on and add more goals and assists.
“It was a lovely moment. It was such a good feeling to score, I just want to keep going now. I want to get a few more this season.”
“I want to push myself and improve my tally. I want to get more assists. I’ve got to keep pushing myself throughout the season.”
“As a full-back, you want to be pushing on more, get a few more goals and assists, and get forward more during the game and through the course of the season. I’ve got to keep pushing myself hard, week-in and week-out to improve.”