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Arsenal boss experiments young defender in midfield role

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has experimented with Calum Chambers in centre-midfield as a possible replacement for injured star Francis Coquelin, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Chambers was signed from Southampton in the summer of 2014 to add cover to the defence, with the Englishman deployed at right-back last year following an early injury to Mathieu Debuchy.

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However, Hector Bellerin usurped Chambers in the role and the former Saints youngster has found first-team football hard to come by this term.

With the high number of injuries in the Gunners’ midfield, Wenger is looking to convert the 20-year-old to an anchorman during the hectic December period before the January transfer window.

The Frenchman therefore deployed Chambers in defensive midfield in their U-21 game against Brighton and Hove Albion, giving a solid performance in a 2-1 win.

Arsenal will be hoping to end their poor run of form after having gone all of November in the league without a victory when they host relegation battlers Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday.

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