Being named in Arsenal’s starting squad to face Burnley on Saturday, Calum Chambers made a first English top-flight outing since facing Chelsea on December 29, 2019, after a serious knee injury kept him sidelined for a long period.
However, his return to the Premier League didn’t go according to his plans as the Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw.
Chambers told Arsenal’s official website: “It’s a bittersweet moment to be honest.
“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.
“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.”
Arsenal are currently 10th in the Premier League table with a 7-point distance from the European qualification spots.
“It’s going to be about how we react and move onto the next game,” Chambers added on the challenges Arteta’s men face from here.
“We played the way we wanted to play for a large majority of the game. 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.”
Before a North-London Premier League clash on Sunday, Arsenal will face Olympiacos in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.