Arsenal: Alex Stewart hails Calum Chambers

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The Athletic‘s Alex Stewart has been speaking with Seb Stafford-Bloor on the latest edition of the Tifo Podcast about Arsenal defender Calum Chambers following his performance against West Ham United last weekend.

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Chambers was selected to start as the Gunners’ right-back and turned in a good display that saw him earn an 8/10 rating from

He also provided two assists, and Stewart speculated that Chambers could be the solution to Arsenal’s right-back problem.

He said: “All of a sudden, we see this side to Calum Chambers’ game that I really don’t recall seeing previously. Just a lot of dynamism, really good final ball a lot of the time as well; it wasn’t just that he was getting up and down; he was actually doing something with it.

“Right full-back has been a problematic position for Arsenal; I think it’s fair to say that [Hector] Bellerin has not been exceptional for a while.

“Have they accidentally, in order trying to counter one particular facet of West Ham’s game, which is height and delivery from set-pieces, have they actually found a longer-term solution for that position?”

Do you think Chambers should start at right-back from now on?

Yes, he deserves a chance

Yes, he deserves a chance

No, someone else has to play there

No, someone else has to play there

TIF Thoughts on Chambers…

The England man, who is valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, has been with Arsenal for a long time now and has mostly played as a right-back for the Gunners, but he has also played as a centre-back on occasion.

He is listed as a natural centre-back, but if he keeps playing how he did against West Ham, then maybe Mikel Arteta has found a new right-back.

The Gunners do have Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares, but Bellerin has had his critics this season, and Cedric has had a few shocking games, perhaps most notably against Aston Villa.

Certainly, we would be intrigued to see Chambers at right-back in Arsenal’s next game against Liverpool, but we will have to see what happens.

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