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.

“Everyone worked really hard and showed how much they wanted it. We showed our quality tonight basically.

“We knew that we had to defend and that everyone would have to defend when we were down to 10 men but if you get a chance to go and score, you take it to try and get a better advantage for yourselves.

“We had to concentrate on defending when we were down to 10 men and I thought we did that really well.”

The youngster also had to express his admiration for Danny Welbeck, who was only playing his fifth game for the Gunners and has also seemed to slot seamlessly into the “Arsenal way”. “He’s an athlete – he’s got pace, power, he’s great on the ball,” Chambers said. “He’s willing to work hard and you can see that he’s a goalscorer.

“He’s everything that you can ask for really. He works hard and he’s a great influence.

“Danny has settled in really well. When I first came, I said that the bunch of lads and the staff here were so welcoming. It’s hard not to really settle in quickly!”

The only other new arrival in the starting XI was Alexis Sanchez, who also got on the scoresheet, and when David Ospina was brought on he was excellent as Arsenal fought off the onslaught from Galatasary in the last half hour.

These four were an excellent example of new players NOT needing months to settle into a new club. Perhaps Arsenal really are doing something right….

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  1. Actually, they’re doing something right. They can’t always do everything wrong.
    (P.S: Please admin, hyperlink this hastag…)

  2. Good players really shouldn’t need time to settle into a team.
    If the manager buys them early in the transfer window they are usedto training with their team ccome the start of the season.
    Cesc and Costa certainly didn’t take any time to get going, Sanchez impressed from day one as has Welbeck and Chambesr.
    Now if Wenger just let’s them play in their best positions the future is bright.

  3. I really want us to use the exact same line up as against galatasaray, and the same formation..

    My guess is wilshere will come back at take no 10 spot and özil will be pushed to the left -_-

    1. Wilshere must be benched he stalls our fluid passing game because he likes running with the ball then being tackled and loses the ball with Cazorla in the middle with Ozil we are a better team all round!

  4. i like all our new signings but this guy’s my favorite! they’ve only played like 3 games together but i think he can form a solid partnership with kos6 in the future. Oh and chambers for PFA young player of the year!

  5. defend together as a team that is what we are supposed to do all the time………….COYG lets just kick the ass of maureen and his brigade.

  6. We will win, I hope so…..
    No, we should win, I believe it…

    We MUST WIN THE MATCH!!!!!!!

    Its Time To Rise From Mourinho’s Shadow

    Wenger, please this one time make us happy and be tactical and get a victory of chelsea

  7. If wenger use dsame formation and lineup we will win or draw, but if wenger change formation we will lose with a big margin

  8. We are in the title race if we even manage to come up form the bridge with point. 6 points to me is not an issue at this stage. The team needs to give respect to chelsea and must play for not to concede. Full backs mst not go too high and Flammini needs a good game. We must play on conter. Chelse can not breach if we big defend well and who knows, with the pace we have we can score goals on counter. Need a big effort form every player. No shame in going for a draw considering the injury crisis we are suffering from.
    Here lies my regret. If we had a very athlete kind of Holding destroyer , we could have played both Cazorla and Olzil in the midfileds. Both on the higher fileld would crerate pleanty for our forwards and the DM would have helped to break opposition play and feed balls to those for the counter with pace.

    But as of now
    MUST not get beaten.

  9. If Debuchy didn’t pick up the injury he did, I would definitely play with Chambers on DM against Chelsea. It’s quite a risk but I really fear Flamini will pick up a red card at the Bridge. Plus it always helps to have a pure defender at DM in case we need him to drop back and play with 5 defenders.

  10. It is still a bit early for me to start revealing who and who should start our we have to win game with Chelsea. I have been thinking seriously on this would be epic game. So let’s wait till Saturday night when I will come up with the starts that shall spank Chelsea 0-3 Arsenal. So you guys should trust me. I will not fail to deliver.

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