Calum Chambers says that while David Luiz is a great player, he’s relishing the challenge of keeping his place in the Arsenal team.
The 24 year old put in an impressive performance on the opening day, helping the Gunners to a 1-0 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Whether he holds onto to the starting berth remains to be seen, but the England man insists competition for places at Arsenal is necessary to ensure everyone plays to their top level.
Speaking about Luiz to the Evening Standard, Chambers said, “He seems like a great guy. He is a great player, too.
“Competition will bring the best out of people. At a club like Arsenal, that is how it should be.“
“It was always my aim to come back,” he said.
“I went into the loan spell and was fully focused on giving everything for that club in every game and training session.
“I didn’t think about the future, but before I went the plan was to go, gain experience, and come back.“
With Shkodran Mustafi seemingly now surplus to requirements, there is the opportunity for Chambers to secure a place in the squad. Let’s hope he makes the most of it.