The England international only joined the club last season for £16m, and played a surprisingly large part in our campaign. He was deployed largely as a right-back, but arguably enjoyed most success at centre-back. And that is clearly where Wenger sees the 20-year-old in the future, as he has been utilised in a more central role in pre-season.
Despite the fact that Chambers is likely to be some way down the pecking order this season – with the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, and Gabriel Paulista ahead of him – Wenger is still keen to keep him at the club.
For the first time in years we have excellent strength in depth at centre-back, and it would be foolish to throw that away – regardless of how much Chambers might benefit from more regular first team football.
The promising youngster looks like he may well have a bright future for both club and country, and his versatility could see him afforded a decent amount of game time this season.