Calum Chambers on where he’s better than other players his age

Calum Chambers

The defender says he is learning from the more experienced defenders currently ahead of him.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal defender Calum Chambers says he is more mature than others his age.

The youngster has enjoyed a rapid rise through the game in recent years, breaking through at Southampton before his move to Arsenal.

He featured heavily last season for the Gunners and impressed, but so far this campaign has been limited to just a handful of appearances.

Nonetheless, he has gained vital Premier League experience over the last few years, and at just 20-years-old has plenty of time to get better.

He though, believes his maturity already makes him better than others of the same age group.

“I feel I have matured a lot quicker than others my age,” he told arsenal.com.

“Some people meet me and think I’m a lot older. I don’t know if it is the way I look or the way I act but there is something that makes people think I’m older. I think the most important thing is for me is to learn.”

The youngster also insists he is taking full advantage of his situation despite his lack of game time.

He has had to spend the season watching from the sidelines, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny preferred ahead of him, while Gabriel Paulista has also come in instead of him at times.

Chambers though, is staying optimistic, saying that watching these experienced pros in games and studying the way they play can only be good for the development of his own game.

“I’m not getting as much game time but concentrating on training, playing with the players that are here is only going to help me improve,” he added.

“I can watch them in games and study the way they play and that is only going to benefit me so even though I’m not playing as many games, I’m taking advantage of it and learning.”

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