“I don’t think he’s the answer” Campbell delivers verdict on Arsenal man after rare start

Kevin Campbell says Calum Chambers isn’t the right-back that Arsenal needs if they are looking to upgrade on Hector Bellerin.

Chambers was given a rare start in Arsenal’s match against Burnley after a long injury layoff.

The Englishman seems to be the type of player that Mikel Arteta likes because the Spaniard trusted him when he became the Arsenal manager before he suffered his last injury.

There have been talks that Bellerin might leave the Emirates at the end of this season and the Spaniard will need replacing.

Arsenal has Cedric Soares as an alternative and Chambers can also play in that position.

These two could prompt the Gunners to decide against signing a new right-back, but Campbell doesn’t think Chambers has what it takes to be Arsenal’s right-back, especially offensively.

He says Arsenal needs a right-back that can support their attack, but he doesn’t see Chambers as the player who can offer that to their team.

He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “He’s done well but I don’t think he’s the answer at right-back. For me, he can fill in but offensively he’s not great.

“You do need your full-backs to help going forward. You’re a man down really with Callum Chambers there.

“He’s a decent player, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think he’ll play in the derby. I think either Cedric of Bellerin will come in.”

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  1. I cannot recollect anyone suggesting that Chambers could take over from Bellerin at RB.He is a CB first and foremost, and could probably do a back up job as a DM.Given his limited game time under Arteta it looks like this could well be his last season with Arsenal.

  2. Chambers will never be the answer at RB, especially if we continue to rely on our backs for help in the final third…he might make more sense if we ran a 3-5-2 and had Saka and Tierney playing on the wings, which I certainly wouldn’t mind considering our current roster

  3. Most fans have forgotten he played right back at Soton

    However hes better at CB and DM position

    Temp or short term he could play right back to fill in for injuries

  4. Why would we look for a replacement for Bellerin, he’s not even the best right back in Arsenal both offensively and defensively he’s poor, Cedric Soares is far better than him it’s just that the Portuguese is been overlooked by our mentor

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