Arsenal’s Calum Chambers hails personal improvement after first year

The defender believes the training regime at Arsenal makes everyone a better player.

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has hailed the improvement he has made in his first year at the club, via their official website.

The 20-year-old joined from Southampton last summer after breaking through and impressing at St Mary’s, going on to make 28 appearances in his debut campaign and even breaking into the England senior team to make three appearances for them.

It was an impressive first season for the player, during which he played at both right-back and centre-back, and he says he has improved his game a lot since the move.

“I wanted to come here and prove to everyone that I was good enough and had the quality to play at a team like Arsenal,” he said on Arsenal's website.

“I’ve played a lot of games and that has improved my game a lot. I have been involved in a lot of big games, the Champions League and also internationally so that has given me more experience than I had before.”

It has not been easy going for the defender though; who admits that he has been forced to up his game now he’s at the Gunners.

While former club Southampton have performed well in their stint in the Premier League so far, the expectation around Arsenal is much higher, with Arsene Wenger’s side expected to compete on all fronts constantly.

Naturally that means that the side must have the perfect training regime to prepare them, and Chambers says that although every day is a test, the training they are doing will improve everyone each day.

“Every day is a test, every day you learn a bit more about yourself and the players you’re playing with, and that’s the best way you can improve,” he added.

“I think the training here is going to improve everyone each day. I just watch games back and if an aspect of that game didn’t go right I will look at it during the week and see how I can improve on it.”

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