Chambers, Jenkinson, Debuchy and Bellerin? What should Arsene do? By Galen
Last summer I was 100% certain that a certain Serge Aurier would be the Arsenal Right-back this season. Like most Arsenal fans I was surprised we went for Calum Chambers. What even surprised me the most was that Wenger paid £12million for a 29 year old Right-back! It was clear that the club wanted experience. It was clear that they wanted an international who will come in and slot in straight away without any difficulties. Debuchy is very similar to Sagna as he is very reliable. He is a good defender and he picks his attacking opportunities well.
Debuchy is gonna be 30 in July and he played just 10 league games last season. They say when the rain pours on one person the sun shines on another. We knew Bellerin was a great prospect from Barcelona together with Jon Toral. But I guess not even Wenger saw this coming. The improvement from him is a 360 degree. From playing under 21 football to being (in my humble opinion) the best Arsenal Right-back. When Barcelona signed Vidal I was so happy. not because am a Barcelona fan but because I knew they won’t be coming for Bellerin this season.
So what do we do with Debuchy? Competition is great but we also have another right-back, Carl Jenkinson, who has been on loan at West Ham and he has shown he is a capable Premier League player. Arsene Wenger has said Calum Chambers is a CB and he will give him his chance during preseason.
That’s why I said I don’t think we need a CB as Per Boss Gabby and Chambers make 4 CBs. I don’t also know any team in Europe with more than 3 or 4 CB. Chelsea won the league with Terry, Cahill and Zouma. So what should Wenger do with the RB situations?
1) Send Carl on another loan for one more season and let Bellerin and Debuchy compete for the Right-back position?
2) Sell Debuchy to PSG and bring Carl back from loan with Chambers as cover in case of an injury crisis?
What should Arsenal do with the Debuchy situation. Its a very tricky conundrum. But I am totally convinced that Bellerin is our best RB. When you are good enough you are old enough. There is a little room for improvement but Bellerin fits our game best with his pace and attacking moves.
Debuchy was out for about 8 months this season playing just 10 games. Will he get back to his best? Is he going to be the same player? At the age of 30 should we sell him? We all saw with Sagna when he came back; he was never the same player. Even at Man City this season he is not the Bac we knew at Arsenal.
What should Arsene do? For me I think its a good problem to have….