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POST TIME: 4 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Chambers ready to fire for Gunners
AFP

Chambers ready to fire for Gunners

AFP, LONDON: England international defender Calum Chmbers is willing to battle to gain a first choice place at Arsenal after signing a long term contract on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old -- whose international career has stalled since joining Arsenal from Southampton in 2014 with the last of his three caps coming four years ago -- says he is keen to prove he is worthy of a regular run out for the first team to new manager Unai Emery.

Although he played at right-back occasionally under Emery’s predecessor Arsene Wenger he is normally a centreback and will compete with the likes of veteran French international Laurent Koscielny and new Greek arrival Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who signed on Monday for a reported fee of £17.7million ($23.3million).

“I’m really proud, really pleased and excited for this season and what lies ahead,” he told Arsenal Player.

“I’ve really enjoyed it, it is a great club and there have been ups and downs but that is football, that is a career.

“I’ve met some great people here and I’m really excited about the future and I want to kick on and prove to everyone the player I can be.”