Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has revealed that it is an “honour” to represent England’s U-21 team despite being involved in the senior squad earlier on this season, as he continues his development for both club and country, according to the Daily Mail.
After an explosive start to his Arsenal career, Chambers has been used sparingly by Arsene Wenger as Hector Bellerin nails down the right-back slot and the arrival of Gabriel has meant that the 20-year-old has had to wait for his chance in the centre of defence.
Originally named in the U-21 squad in October, Chambers had to move up a level due to various injuries and ended up starting in both of the European qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.
However, he is back with Gareth Southgate’s squad now and is gearing up for a summer tournament with the U-21s.
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“As I’ve always said, it’s an honour to play for your country, no matter what the age group,” Chambers was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.
“When I was asked to play for the U21s, of course I was going to come and play.
“I was really looking forward to this trip and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so far.”
Despite his tender age, it is important for Chambers to secure a regular spot in the Arsenal starting eleven in the near future having appeared at right-back, centre-back and in holding midfield for Arsenal this season.
Out of all those position, he has looked most comfortable at the heart of defence and it is fair to say that’s where the Southampton academy graduate should end up.