Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger comments on Calum Chambers’s North London derby display against Tottenham Hotspur

Chambers, Wilshere, Szczesny celebrate

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hints that Calum Chambers could deployed in midfield in the future.

Arsenal will head into their Champions League Group D clash against Galatasaray on Wednesday with severe injury problems.

Summer signing and France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy and striker Olivier Giroud are long-term injury concerns, while midfielders Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are all out for the game at the Emirates Stadium (click here to read more).

Although manager Arsene Wenger could get away with his midfield problems because he has enough players in that department, it is the Gunners' defence that is the most worrying.

Which is why the Frenchman will deploy Calum Chambers at right-back against the Turkish giants and not play him in midfield despite his ‘unbelievable engine’.

Chambers had one of his best games in an Arsenal shirt against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Saturday.

  Total ShotsShots on TargetDuel WonDuel LostError Lead To ShotInterceptionAppearancesMins Played
Calum Chambers 2 0 9 2 0 3 1 90

The 19-year-old showed great intelligence and energy at right-back, marching forward at every given opportunity. The England international could have even scored in the second half had he been a bit more accurate with his effort.

Such a performance and work ethic has led to suggestions that Chambers, who can play both as a centre-back and a right-back, could be deployed in midfield to compensate for the loss of Arteta, Wilshere and Ramsey.

Wenger is not averse to the idea of playing the teenager in midfield, but he is unlikely to do so against Galatasaray because of his lack of options at the back.

'He has been remarkable in every position', Arsenal's official website quotes Wenger as saying. 'He has an unbelievable engine. He goes and goes. It’s not often that you see that quality...

'I’d consider playing him in midfield but I don’t know about Wednesday [against Galatasaray] because I only have four defenders at the moment'.

Chambers had done his job perfectly so far this season, both while playing in central defence and at right-back. Perhaps when Debuchy returns from his injury, Chambers could be pushed forward to midfield.

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