It seems as though the Arsenal and England international player Calum Chambers is a bit confused. I sat `player` rather than `right back` or even defender because the `9-year old has already taken up two roles in his fledgling Arsenal career and there has also been talk that he might get a chance to show what he can do as a defensive midfielder.
The latest product of the famous Southampton academy to sign for the Gunners has been talking to Arsenal Player about the situation and it seems that he is just as in the dark as anyone. Chambers also claims that he has no real preference as to whether he becomes a regular right back or central defender and we have yet to see whether Arsene Wenger thinks he might be right for the deep lying midfield role. But versatility is something the boss prizes very highly in a player.
Chambers said, “It’s been a good experience for me. I’ve always found myself switching positions from a young age so it’s nothing that I’m not used to.
“I really enjoyed my time at centre half at the start of the season and then unfortunately Mathieu Debuchy got injured, which meant I went to right back and I’ve enjoyed my time there as well.
“[Getting forward more] is the part of the game I enjoy at right back – I like getting forward, I like getting involved far up the pitch and that’s the way we get taught how to play here at Arsenal.
“At some point I will have to settle in a place but until that time, wherever I’m put I will give it 100 per cent and I just enjoy playing football. Whatever position that may be, I’ll give it my best shot.”
It seems likely that Chambers will start alongside Per Mertesacker in the middle on Sunday, where he will be tested again, probably against the pace and trickery of Raheem Sterling. He is young enough to learn and adapt still and has all the attributes to do well in any of his three possible roles. So where do you see Chambers playing most of his football for Arsenal?