Report: Arsenal player Ian Wright has called 'brilliant' is set for contract extension
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers is reportedly set to be handed a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium, according to football.london.
The 26-year-old has been at Arsenal since 2014, when he joined the Gunners from Southampton in a reported £16million move.
Sadly, Chambers missed out on the whole of 2020 due to a cruciate ligament injury, which came just as he was getting his Gunners career back on track.
However, he is now fully fit again and has featured in eight of Arsenal’s last 10 Premier League games, as well as six in the Europa League.
A centre-back by trade, Chambers has been deployed at right-back by Arteta to great effect over the past few months.
And according to football.london, Arsenal are set to award the defender with a contract extension beyond 2022, the year his current deal ends.
Gunners legend Ian Wright praised the defender following the 3-3 draw with West Ham in March.
“We’re talking about somebody who’s not long come back from an ACL and that is tough to come back from that kind of injury, he’s been working hard,” he told Premier League Productions, via Metro.
“What’s great about Mikel Arteta is that he will give you a chance, he’s given him a chance. The Burnley game he was brilliant, same thing with this game he’s come in, he’s staking a claim.
“That’s what Arsenal need, they need that kind of player in the backup position who will come in and do a job like that, brilliant today.”
Chambers deserves huge credit for working his way back from a long-term injury and return to first-team action, as well as getting plenty of minutes amid fierce competition.
He’s shown he’s got plenty to offer Arsenal and he certainly deserves a contract extension, so hopefully the report is true.
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