'A hell of a player' - Arsenal star Kieran Gibbs hails Calum Chambers

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Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs has commented on Calum Chambers's potential to become a star.

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs believes Calum Chambers can develop into a 'hell of a player' at the Emirates Stadium. 

Chambers arrived at Arsenal this summer from Southampton in a £1 million transfer after Arsene Wenger identified his talent and he has not taken long to impress.

Although many expected the 19-year-old to play a peripheral role in his first season in North London he has been a key figure for the side so far and Gibbs believes he has already proven his quality. 

"That’s a sign of someone who’s going to be a great player for the team because he’s made it look easier than it probably is for him at his age," Gibbs told Arsenal's official site. "You have to admire that and give credit to him. He’s going to be a hell of a player.

"He’s fitted in straight away. I didn’t know him before he came but you feel like you’ve known him for a long time. He’s come into a good group."

Chambers has racked up 21 appearances for the Gunners already and he has even earned international recognition for his good form.

The versatile defender was capped by England for the first time back in September and he is confirming his potential to become a star of the future for both club and country. 

Chambers has actually benefitted from Wenger's lack of foresight in the summer, with a series of injuries to Arsenal's usual first-choice back-line leaving cover short. 

The former Saints man has had to fill in at both right-back and a centre-half during the season so far and he has caught the eye with how quickly he has adapted. 

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