All Arsenal fans have been rightly worried about our defensive performances this season, and we have had some very strange line-ups for our back three at various times this season, but now we have Calum Chambers back at full fitness we could possibly have a future Arsenal and England star in our midst.
We were all raving about Rob Holding last season, but Calum Chambers was out on loan at learning how to be a centre back at Middlesbrough, who were eventually relegated, but at least he gained a lot of experience at defending!
This summer he even kept Rob Holding out of the England U21 side that went to the World Cup semifinals this summer. He said while he was `playing in that competition: “This season has been so important for me, playing games as a centre-back,” he said. “The experience I have gained in that position just from playing is so valuable to me. I just feel it’s just pushed me on another level.
“I want to have a good tournament anyway and I’m focusing on here. If I have a good tournament it’s great and I’ll be going back to Arsenal for pre-season and doing the best I can and seeing what happens.
“It’s been a very good season for me. I gave absolutely everything to try to get results and keep Middlesbrough in the Premier League. Unfortunately I couldn’t do that and I was gutted.”
Arsene Wenger gave Chambers a new contract when he returned so it shows that Le Boss was impressed, and he is now totally recovered from his hip injury and tonight he was actually played in his preferred position although he had very little to do at least he got some more gametime under his belt.
Could Chambers be an integral part of the second half of our season?