Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has revealed that he will look back on this season with a lot of pride, but vowed that he still plans to get better.
According to the Daily Star, he revealed that he would never have predicted how his first season at the Emirates would pan out, following his £16m move from Southampton.
“In a short space of time I think I have grown massively,” Chambers said.
“I have exceeded my expectations of what I thought I would achieve this season,” he added.
The 20-year-old has already managed more appearances in the Premier League for the Gunners than he achieved on the south coast, having been used as both a right-back and a central-defender.
And he explained that he had those around him to thank for his development as a player.
“I can only thank the coaches and the players for helping me do that and I just want to keep going, keep improving day by day to become the best player that I can be and be proud of myself,” he explained.
This season has also seen Chambers be handed his England debut, as well as two further caps, but he refused to get carried away, and insisted that he intends to get better.
“Playing for Arsenal is an achievement and so is playing in the Champions League and for England,” said Chambers.
“I am really proud of myself and equally I want to go further and become the best player I can at Arsenal.
“I won’t stop working until I get there,” he concluded.
Arsenal’s injury issues allowed Chambers to stamp his authority on a place in the first-team. However, he found opportunities harder to come by in the second half of the campaign, with the emergence of Hector Bellerin at full-back, and the January signing of Gabriel Paulista.
His biggest challenge personally now, is to make sure that he delivers on his potential, to give Arsene Wenger the biggest selection-headache possible.