Calum Chambers says he has no regrets in joining Arsenal

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has praised boss Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal star Calum Chambers has told reporters for the Mirror that he has no regrets at having joined the club and has paid tribute to his boss Arsene Wenger.

The versatile defender joined the Gunners from Southampton in the summer of 2014, following in the footsteps of former Saints Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Chambers, 20, immediately became involved in first-team affairs and featured in 23 Premier League matches last season, often deputising at right-back in place of the injured Mathieu Debuchy.

Heavy competition for places, however, has restricted him to just one league start this season.

Nonetheless, in spite of a difficult period, Chambers holds no regrets in joining the club and paid tribute to Wenger’s ability to develop younger players, attributing that as a big factor in moving to the Emirates.

“Theo and Alex came from Southampton as well, and they’ve both come through to the first team,” Chambers was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"He’s renowned for bringing young players through and developing them. That was a big factor in why I chose to come here, to work with him. I haven’t regretted it one bit.”

What now for Chambers?

Chambers’ biggest dilemma right now is not the heavy competition for places, but his lack of a true position in which he can outright call his best.

The versatile star has featured at right-back, centre-back and defensive midfield in his young career to date and despite obvious qualities, it’s hard to tie his better attributes to a fixed position.

Chambers needs first-team experience and plenty of game-time, yet when everyone is fit, his path to the first-team is often blocked and as a defender that limits options further.

Perhaps a loan move could be an ideal short-term solution?

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