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Analysis of Calum Chambers Arsenal career so far

Will Wenger be happy with Chambers’ displays for Arsenal so far? by SE

Calum Chambers’ £16m summer move from Southampton to Arsenal was in many ways an unexpected one, as the teenager had made his Southampton senior debut only last year under Mauricio Pochettino, and since went onto rack up 22 Premier League appearances. However, being an unknown quantity has helped Chambers immensely, and allowed him to settle in at his new club without a lot of scrutiny. His performances in Arsenal colours have been good, if not very good, and the Englishman has already put up some impressive defensive displays, both as a center-half and Right-Back. But, given the pressures of being at a big club as Arsenal is, will Wenger be happy with Chambers’ displays for his new club so far?

Arsenal and Chelsea keepers show respect

The big London Derby between the capital’s two top teams is coming up, and there is no doubt that Wojciech Szczesny and Thibaut Courtois will have a big part to play in who emerges the winner. In the build up Courtois says that Arsenal are a “really top team” while Szczesny has named Chelsea as one of the best sides in Europe, and Diego Costa as one of the world’s best strikers. Szczesny said on Arsenal.com: “Costa is incredible,”

“His partnership with Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard has been incredible and, at the moment, he’s looking as dangerous as any striker in the world.

Chambers – Arsenal attacked together AND defended together

The new Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has settled into the Arsenal starting XI very quickly and has become an integral part of the squad. He particularly enjoyed his first Champions League game at the Emirates and thinks that the team spirit held together well. The whole Arsenal team destroyed Galatasary in the first half even though we had to go into defensive mode after Wojciech Szczesny was sent off against the Turks.

Chambers said: “I think we showed a great work ethic together,”

“We went down to 10 men and we still held on.

Arsenal discipline becoming a BIG problem?

It seems strange that Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, with the focus on passing, creating chances, going forwards and scoring goals, have often been painted with the brush of being undisciplined on the pitch. On the 18th anniversary of his managerial reign, during the Galatasaray game, the commentator mentioned the incredible amount of red cards we have received, so is there a problem?

Well so far this season, it certainly looks like it. Wojciech Szczesny’s red card was the third of our Champions League campaign so far in just four games. That is a problem, even though I felt that Ramsey and Debuchy were very unlucky, especially when you consider what Melo got away with on Alexis. But it seems to be a pattern for us.

Ospina buzzing but ready for a testing Arsenal debut!

The signing of David Ospina was one of the least talked about Arsenal transfers of the summer, but I think that the capture of the Colombia international for around £3 million from the French club Nice was a very good pice of business from Arsene Wenger.

After all, the keeper is one of the most important positions in the team and Ospina showed at the World Cup that he was a real top quality player between the sticks, with great shot stopping and distribution and an excellent pair of hands when dealing with crosses.

Is Wenger now Arsenal’s NUTTY professor ..?

Is Wenger still the professor or now just the nutty professor ..? by SV

Is Wenger still the right man to lead Arsenal into a successful era or is it now time for a new approach from a hungry manager with up to date knowledge and a more determined approach? I feel some of my arguments are echoed by the vast majority..

Unfortunately Arsenal have weak links that run throughout the team and will scupper the chances of immediate and short term success..and therefore we can forget the premiership and champions league – absolutely categorically zero chance.. this current squad will never get out of the group stages and struggle against mid table mediocre in the league.

NY Red Bulls v Arsenal – KJ´s Player ratings

Arsenal 0 – 1 New York Red Bulls Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
He made the saves he needed to make and was good with his distribution.

Jenkinson – 3
Awful performance by him. No composure and very clumsy. Was at fault for the goal.

Hayden – 7
Very composed display by him. Made some good tackles and his passing was calm and crisp.

Monreal – 4
He struggled massively but it’s understandable considering he’s playing completely out of position and doesn’t have the physicality of a CB.

Gibbs – 6
Decent overall performance by him. Nothing spectacular.

Confirmed – Arsenal sign Ospina as Szczesny backup

Well is this turning into Arsenal’s best transfer window ever? Not only have Arsenal signed Debuchy, Sanchez and Chambers, but Arsene Wenger has now confirmed that we have bought the excellent David Ospina as a replacement for Fabianski.

At a fantastic price of just 4 million Euros, Ospina was always the best value keeper on the market, and Wenger thinks that the Colombian international will be challenging Wojciech Szczesny for the First XI jersey next season. ‘You know at the start Szczesny will be the No. 1, then again we’ll be down to performances and, if Ospina shows that he is better, he will play,’ Wenger said yesterday.

Arsenal need a new backup keeper NOW!

The need for a second Arsenal keeper quickly by Tey

We all know the importance of competition within the team. Competition breeds motivation. Motivation to fight for spots in the team and higher wages will only lead to Arsenal benefitting eventually. Healthy competition is key in the success of every great footballing team. Thus, we arrive at a rather sensitive topic – Competition for the no 1 spot.

Colombia star to follow Sanchez to Arsenal?

Maybe Arsene Wenger had lost his keys to the Arsenal transfer war chest until this week, but it seems like the Frenchman has now found them and is ready to start splashing the cash. Today has already seen the stunning capture of the brilliant Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, which has got Gooners grinning from ear to ear, but that could just be the opening slave in a barrage from the Gunners in the transfer market.

The media seem to be convinced that Mathieu Debuckt, the France international right back who has edged Bacary Sagna out of the starting line-up, is on the verge of swapping Newcastle United for Arsenal and his French team mate Loic Remy is heavily linked with us as well.

Forest keeper goes to top of Arsenal transfer wish list

Although Arsene Wenger has worked hard on the Arsenal academy, making it one of his major focus points since he took over as manager of the Gunners nearly 20 years ago, the Frenchman is not averse to keeping an eye on the young players making a name for themselves at other clubs.

Southampton have rightly built themselves a reputation for having one of the best academy systems around, with Arsenal taking Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain off them in recent years, and other Premier League clubs circling like vultures this summer for the likes of Lallana, Shaw and others, not forgetting that Gareth Bale was a product of the south coast club.

Has Wenger convinced Casillas to sign for Arsenal?

The captain and keeper of the Spain national team, IKer Casillas, could be ready to make a shock summer transfer to Arsenal and the Premier League, bringing down the curtain on a 23-year career with his boyhood club Real Madrid.

The 33-year old had looked a certain bet to go on and register the record number of appearances for his La Liga club, a record currently held by the striker Raul Gonzalez with 741. Casillas is currently on 678, but hardly added to that last season as Diego Lopez was the first team keeper, in the league games anyway. Casillas did play the cup games and so came away with another Champions League winners medal and one from the Copa Del Rey.