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Chambers reacts after first Premier League start in over a year

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Calum Chambers made his first Premier League start for Arsenal in over a year during the 1-1 stalemate against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Calum Chambers says it was a ‘bittersweet’ moment for him after making his first league start in over 370 days.

Many were left surprised after the 26-year-old was named in the Gunners starting lineup by Mikel Arteta against Burnley.

Chambers did fairly well but the Gunners were unable to take home all three points on the occasion. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s early goal was cancelled out by Granit Xhaka’s woeful mistake which deflected off Chris Wood.

Arsenal came close to grabbing a winner in the final stages but Burnley held on to secure a crucial point.

Speaking after the game, Chambers says he was glad to be back on the pitch and starting games. However, he was disappointed his side could not win the game against Burnley despite all the chances created.

“It’s a bittersweet moment to be honest,” he told Arsenal Media.

“It was great to be back out there with the boys, it’s been a long time for me in the Premier League. So personally it’s good to be back out there, but unfortunately it’s not the result that I wanted to get today.

“I think we deserved more out of the game, we were pushing well towards the end and on another day, one of those chances drops in for us. So we’re all very disappointed. It’s going to be about how we react and move onto the next game.

“We played the way we wanted to play for a large majority of the game” added Chambers.

“When you come to a place like this, you don’t want to get sucked into the way they play, because they’re very good at it. So it’s important that you stamp your authority on the game and that we play our style.

“I think we did that for large chunks of the game but unfortunately we didn’t get the result.”

Chambers will be in contention for spots once again when Arsenal take on Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday.

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