It might seem to the Arsenal and England international youngster Calum Chambers that things have gone a bit wrong for him recently. Our young Spanish defender Hector Bellerin has done brilliantly in taking his chance to impress in the absence of Mathieu Debuchy. And Arsene Wenger has finally moved to fill the hole left by the sale of Thomas Vermaelen by signing Gabriel Paulista.
All this and the fact that the former Saint has been out of action with illness has meant that Chambers has not started a Premier League game since the dismal defeat to his former club on new years day. And I suspect that the next time either Mertesacker or Koscielny are rested or subbed, it will be our new signing that takes their place.
But I do not think this is really a problem for Chambers. For one thing he did start both of our FA cup games against Hull and Brighton. And for another, he was always going to be a work in progress after signing for Arsenal in the summer.
In fact, our early season injury problems gave Chambers plenty of chances to impress and he did that well, both at centre back and right back. So he has already proved his worth and ensured that he is a proper part of the Arsenal squad this season, with more than enough time to improve and secure a place in the starting line-up on a regular basis. Do you agree?