Calum Chambers will join several Arsenal team mates on senior England duty this week after Everton defender John Stones was ruled out through injury.
The Gunners defender, who picked up his fifth yellow card today in Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea, has been in excellent form this season and will provide depth at both right back and centre half for the Three Lions.
The 19-year-old joins fellow Arsenal team mates Danny Welbeck, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs in the England squad to face San Marino and Estonia for their Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The FA confirmed the news via their official website and released the following statement:
Following John Stones’ injury on Sunday afternoon, the Everton defender will not report to St. George’s Park for England duty on Monday.
England manager Roy Hodgson has subsequently called up Calum Chambers, who was previously due to report to the Under 21s squad.
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Chambers will now be part of the senior squad for the Euro 2016 qualifying double header against San Marino and Estonia.
Great news for the youngster especially as he’s set to be suspended for Arsenal’s next game after picking up his fifth yellow. This is certainly something he needs to work on, but overall he managed to keep Eden Hazard at bay down their left flank.
Best of luck to him.