Because of the amount of Arsenal players that have been in and out of the treatment room and therefore the available squad already this season, our new summer signing Calum Chambers has had plenty of opportunity to impress Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans following his transfer from Southampton in the summer.
The 19-year old has already proved his versatility, impressing at centre back and right back and he might even get a chance to show what he can do against his former club at left back tonight, with both of the first choice left backs facing late fitness tests.
One of those, Kieran Gibbs, has been talking to Arsenal Player about his new team mate for club and country and has predicted a very big and very bright future for Chambers. And it is not just because of his ability and versatility, but the attitude and confidence that have seen the youngster take his first Champions League games, full internationals and numerous high pressure situations in his stride.
Gibbs said, “That’s a sign of someone who’s going to be a great player for the team because he’s made it look easier than it probably is for him at his age. You have to admire that and give credit to him. He’s going to be a hell of a player.
“He’s fitted in straight away. I didn’t know him before he came but you feel like you’ve known him for a long time. He’s come into a good group.”
Some fans and pundits have also suggested that Chambers has what it takes to be a very good holding midfielder as well, which is the position he first played when coming up through the Saints’ academy system. It will certainly be interesting to see which position Wenger has in mind for him on a permanent basis. Whatever that is, it is hard to disagree with Gibbs about what the future holds for our young Gunner.
Where do you think Chambers will end up playing?