While there will be delight in the England under 21 dressing room and on the trip back from Kazakhstan after winning the match to guarantee a place in the European championships which will take place in Poland next summer, at least one of the two Arsenal players in the side will also be breathing a big sigh of relief.
There are more than just the two Arsenal players out on loan at the moment and you can check out how the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Glen Kamara and all are doing on the Arsenal website, but for now I want to focus on the Gunners that have gone on loan but stayed in the English Premier League, as Jack Wilshere and Calum Chambers are the two most likely to come back and have good football careers with Arsenal.
On-loan Arsenal man Calum Chambers has revealed how in depth the training and preparation is with temporary club Middlesbrough.
The defender moved up north from the Gunners on a season-long loan, having fallen down the pecking order following the arrivals of Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding this summer.
Martin Keown has praised the summer signing of Rob Holding, whilst claiming his arrival may have scuppered Calum Chambers hopes of an Arsenal career.
The 20 year-old arrived in a £2.5 Million deal from Bolton Wanderers this summer, and following a number of injuries shortly before the beginning of the season, was forced to go straight into the first-team line-up against Liverpool.
It was not all bad news for the Arsenal players on international duty last night, as our young defender Calum Chambers, who has gone to Middlesborough on loan, started and completed the match for Gareth Southgate’s England under 21s in which they hammered Norway by 6-1, three of them coming from Man United’s Marcus Rashford.
Okay so the transfer window has closed and we Arsenal fans have had a little bit of time in which to take in all that has happened and look at things in a fairly reasonable and calm sort of way (if that is ever possible when you are a football fan).
Arsenal’s Calum Chambers has been confirmed as having joined Middlesbrough for the current season, and this could be an ideal situation for us.
The 21 year-old joined our club from Southampton, having impressed in their first team, but has struggled to earn a regular first-team role over the past year, and having fallen down the pecking order, has now been given the chance to gain more regular action elsewhere.
There is a growing appreciation among Arsenal fans and the football world in general for the quality of the summer signing from Bolton Wanderers Rob Holding. After an impressive pre-season he was thrown into the deep end for the Premier League opener against Liverpool because of the injury crisis and has kept his place since then.