Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker has criticised Arsene Wenger for not taking Calum Chambers out of the firing line against Swansea.
The defender had a difficult day in the 2-1 loss at the Liberty Stadium, and the Match of the Day pundit says he should have been substituted, after Jefferson Montero gave him a torrid time.
Well this has livened up. Montero has had Chambers on toast throughout, surprisingly not adressed by Wenger.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 9, 2014
Chambers was playing at right-back, and had a tricky time containing the lively winger throughout the game.
Montero set up the winning goal for Bafetimbi Gomis, and recorded six successful dribbles, in one case leaving Chambers on the floor, as pictured above.
The 19-year-old Arsenal signing clearly did not have the best of games, but does not deserve any over-the-top criticism either.
The reason he was so exposed at the Liberty Stadium, so soon after a chastening 3-3 draw with Anderlecht, is due to a lack of options in Arsenal's defence. Carl Jenkinson has been loaned out and Mathieu Debuchy is out injured until mid-December.
The international break and change of scenery will do Chambers good, Arsenal will just have to hope the regular football and pressure he is experiencing at present turns out to be a positive rather than hampering to his development.