Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has taken to Twitter with a message for the Gunners fanbase following his latest successful runout for the Under-23s.
The 25-year-old hasn’t played senior football since last December, when he suffered a serious knee injury during the first half of the Premier League loss to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.
The England international, who was one of Arsenal’s star men before Mikel Arteta’s arrival, has since returned to action for the Under-23s, featuring in the Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.
Chambers started for Steve Bould’s side in Friday night’s Premier League 2 game against Leicester City’s U23s and opened the scoring on 13 minutes, netting on the rebound after Folarin Balogun’s effort was saved.
The Foxes equalised before the end of the half through Darragh O’Connor but Balogun’s superb second-half finish edged Arsenal back in front, going on to win 2-1 and make it four victories in a row.
On Saturday afternoon, Chambers commented on another 90 minutes in the tank and expressed his delight in getting on the scoresheet, before saying he’s looking forward to watching the senior side in action against Everton.
Another 90 in the tank! Nice to get on the scoresheet as well ⚽️ Looking forward to watching the boys later 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/NOfeylLzSf
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) December 19, 2020
Here is what some Arsenal fans said in response:
u r literally better than luiz and holding combine. but i didnt know how arteta didnt pick u on first team squad line every pl game ffs 🤔😶😭
— RD (@Ardiansyh98) December 19, 2020
Good to see you back on the pitch and scoring, especially for your supporter @HuntressTrueBlu ❤❤❤⚽️❤❤❤
— Nicola Clark (@NicolaC51255305) December 19, 2020
Great work man, I know you do to, but I wish you were playing with the seniors today
— Luke (@Lukecolella) December 19, 2020
So happy for you. I am sure you will be in the team very soon. Work more on strength. 💪
— BinaryJunkies (@killswitchgd) December 19, 2020
I miss you so much Chambers! ❤️
— Juliana (@julocked) December 19, 2020
Well played Calum.
— Winston (@will_pinto) December 19, 2020
Love it cal
— AFCTALK (@AFCTALK4) December 19, 2020
Chambers joined Arsenal in the summer of 2014 for a reported fee of up to £16million, and has made 101 competitive senior appearances for the Gunners.