Arsenal manager Unai Emery has explained his plans for defender Calum Chambers after the club confirmed he’d signed a new contract today.
The Gunners’ official site has news on Chambers’ long-term contract extension, which comes as something of a surprise given his bit-part role in the squad in recent times.
Despite arriving as a highly-rated young prospect from Southampton back in 2014, Chambers hasn’t really shown much improvement since then and has not been a regular for Arsenal.
The 23-year-old played just 12 Premier League games last season, having spent the previous campaign on loan at Middlesbrough.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 3, 2018
Still, it may be that new manager Emery fancies his chances of getting the best out of the player with his coaching approach, which fans will hope is different and a little more organised and disciplined than Arsene Wenger’s.
The Spanish tactician seems keen to be keeping hold of Chambers and has suggested that he plans to make him a key member of the team next season.
‘I’m delighted Calum has extended his stay with us. He played an important role last season and will be part of my plans this season,’ Emery is quoted on Arsenal.com.
Delighted to have signed a new deal at @arsenal! I want to give my very best to this great club. Thanks to the new manger for showing faith in me and I’m looking forward to the big season ahead! I promise to repay the fans back for the support they’ve given me! #COYG ??? pic.twitter.com/WxRfjNNUGM
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) July 3, 2018