It is fair to say that the Arsenal career of Calum Chambers has so far been a disappointing one, despite the former Southampton academy star coming to north London with a great reputation and being known for his versatility which has seen the young Englishman play at right back, Central defence and even central midfield.
Many football observers and Arsenal fans in particular thought the defender´s time as a Gunner was close to an end, though, with some reports claiming that Arsene Wenger was happy to sell him during the summer transfer window, but with less than two weeks of it left that is looking less probable and the transfer of Gabriel from Arsenal this week makes me think that Chambers could be about to get an Arsenal lifeline, according to a report in The Mirror.
Unless the boss uses the transfer market to sign another centre back then we do not have too many options, especially as both Mertesacker and Koscielny have fitness issues and are not going to play every game.
Also, the new formation of a back three does seem suited to Chambers, just like it is with the other young England international Rob Holding, who does seem to have the edge over Chambers in Wenger´s plans but that could change and any injury could mean that Chambers is needed.
Do not forget that he is the main man for the England under 21s while Holding gets the odd game, so have we written the former Saint off as an Arsenal first team player a bit too soon?