Unlikely Arsenal Hero Determined To Play Key Role In Title Race

Arsenal defender Callum Chambers is keen to play a major role for the Gunners in their bid to land a treble this season. The Gunners are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup, lie three points behind leaders Leicester in the League and await Barcelona in the knock out phase of the Champions League.

Versatile Chambers who joined the Gunners from Southampton for £16 million in 2014 scored a superb goal as Arsenal beat Burnley in the FA Cup and has said he is happy and learning at the Emirates but also revealed the position he favours long term.

“I believe it was the right move. I’m really happy here,” said Chambers. “I’m pleased with how it’s all going.

“I’m learning in the background. I’m not playing as much, but you can’t let yourself get frustrated. You’ve just got to stay focused — keep your eye on the goal, concentrate on yourself. That’s the key to it.

“I’m just concentrating on getting games, training hard and thinking each game as it comes, trying to get myself in the squad and in the team. I’m trying to get myself stronger in training and things like that. 

“Of course I want to be in the first team but when I don’t play I take it on the chin. I still watch the boys, support the boys and that’s what you have to do.”

“I’m learning in training, watching players in my positions and recently I’ve started training in holding midfield and played a few games there. That was enjoyable as well.

“I still see myself as a centre-back. Maybe holding midfielder, but I see myself as a centre-back, really.”

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