New Arsenal signing urges his manager to make him a centre-back

Calum Chambers signed for Arsenal with the intent of being the backup for Mathieu Debuchy at right back, but with his impressive form at centre-back, he has urged Arsene Wenger to make the role permanent, Daily Star reports.

With an extended holiday given to Per Mertesacker after his World Cup victory, 19-year-old Chambers became a real force when filling in for the German star at the heart of defence.

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“I feel like I read the game better there,” he said. “I feel more assured in myself there, which is helpful.

“I played at centre back when I was with Southampton Under-16s and then a couple more times for England Under-19s. I have felt a bit more comfortable at centre back in every game I’ve played there.

“I feel that right back can be more demanding physically, because you have to get up and down the pitch more. But it’s hard in every position. You’ve got to be focused throughout the whole game wherever you play.

“Last year I thought that right back was my position but I’ve started playing at centre back this year, which has made me wonder if that will be my position. Time will tell, but at the moment I’m enjoying it at centre half.

“I can play in holding midfield as well so I might end up having a go at that too!”


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