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'He's going to be a hell of a player'

Kieran Gibbs says that Calum Chambers' impressive start to his Arsenal career is a sign of "someone who's going to be a great player for the team".

The 19-year-old has excelled during his first four months in north London, missing just two of the club's first 22 matches of the season and winning Arsenal's Vitality Player of the Month award in August.

Chambers also made his England debut in September and Gibbs is confident that the teenager will continue to enhance his reputation.

"He’s fitted in straight away. I didn’t know him before he came but you feel like you’ve known him for a long time"

"That’s a sign of someone who’s going to be a great player for the team because he’s made it look easier than it probably is for him at his age," Gibbs told Arsenal Player. "You have to admire that and give credit to him. He’s going to be a hell of a player.

"He’s fitted in straight away. I didn’t know him before he came but you feel like you’ve known him for a long time. He’s come into a good group.

Chambers is set to face his former club Southampton on Wednesday night. Ronald Koeman's side are six points ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League and Gibbs is relishing the opportunity to close the gap between the sides at Emirates Stadium.

"We want a run of consistency and it’s a good chance to show that we’re ready for that, especially coming towards the end of the year because then it will give us a good boost starting in January," he said. "That’s definitely important for us and a good chance to close the gap."

 

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