Injured Arsenal star hails the player tipped to replace him

Mathieu Debuchy and Arsenal celebrate (Chambers included)

Mathieu Debuchy has been talking about his Arsenal teammate Calum Chambers.

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy has been talking about the man tasked with replacing him following the Frenchman’s injury blow.

Despite featuring predominantly at centre-back for the Gunners since his £16million summer move, Calum Chambers is likely to deputise for the injured Debuchy, as the former Newcastle United player recovers from an ankle injury.

The latest report from the Mirror claims the France international could be out for up to three months, and while Hector Bellerin is also a more than able deputy, Chambers is expected to step in following his fine start to life as an Arsenal player.

Following his injury setback, Debuchy has been talking to Arsenal’s official website, praising his teenage teammate.

“Calum is a very good player,” he said. “He is very young and has a great potential.

“He proved himself since the beginning of the season, when he performed very well. He is very talented and will bring a lot to Arsenal.”

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be hoping for no further setbacks in the weeks and months ahead, as the games – in a variety of competitions – will be coming thick and fast.

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