Calum Chambers says it’s been a crazy few weeks but he’s settled in now and is determined to become the best player he can for Arsenal.
In the space of a month the 19-year-old has made his Gunners debut, lifted his first trophy, played in the Champions League and won his first England cap.
His performances were also recognised by Arsenal fans, who voted him their Vitality Player of the Month for August.
"Per Mertesacker has also been really helpful. He talks me through things, not just about football but off the pitch as well"
“I’m really proud,” Chambers said. “It’s been a whirlwind of a month. I can’t thank all those fans that voted for me enough because it is a great achievement.
“All the players and the staff here have made it so much easier than I thought it would be [to settle in]. They’ve welcomed me in really well and everyone has helped me settle into a new place. It’s all one big family here, which has been really nice.
“On my first day I was pretty nervous. You’ve got a lot of big players here, big names. But I walked into the dressing room and they welcomed me straight away, which was a really nice feeling and it just relaxed me.
“The manager has been fantastic with me. He’s got a great history of bringing through players like Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] and Theo [Walcott], and they’ve been successful, so I’m hoping to do the same. I’m just going to work hard, concentrate on my football and hopefully get as far as I can.
“Per Mertesacker, who I get along really well with, has also been really helpful. He talks me through things, not just about football but off the pitch as well, like what I should focus on. So everyone really has chipped in and has given me advice.”
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