Arsenal stopper praises £16m wonderkid

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has praised the £16million summer arrival of defender Calum Chambers.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spent a combined £44million on experience stars Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy in the summer, but the Poland international insists it is the inexperienced Chambers who has impressed him the most.

Chambers has enjoyed a successful start to his Arsenal career, despite only managing 18 Premier League starts for Southampton last term.

And Szczesny has nothing but praise for the England international.

He told the Daily Star: “It is a strange one because I would imagine that to be very successful at 19 you need to be massively confident, maybe overconfident at times.

“But Calum isn’t – he’s very humble, very quiet and he shows his confidence on the pitch.

“It is a massive quality because he looks very comfortable, whether you play him at right back or centre back.

“He is comfortable on the ball, he is comfortable defending and he is very strong as well. He has been a massive signing.

“The pressure was on him as well because he was 19, he came to a big club and he went straight into the starting XI but he has been coping very well.”