‘He can set me up again' - Clyne's joke with Arsenal star

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Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne has explained the joke he has been having with current Arsenal star and former teammate Calum Chambers.

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers will do well to forget about losing to Southampton in the League Cup earlier in the season, as his former teammates are still reminding him of the defeat. 

The Gunners lost 2-1 to the South Coast side back in September and Chambers has been reminded of his error during the contest. 

The 19-year-old inadvertently headed the ball straight into the path of Nathaniel Clyne during the fixture and was punished, as the Southampton right-back lashed the ball into the back of the net to score a stunning strike and put his side into the next round. 

It is something that Chambers would have been hoping to put to the back of his mind, but Clyne has revealed he has been joking with the Arsenal prospect about ahead of the two club's match in the Premier League

"I spoke to him [Chambers] when we were away with England about playing each other soon," Clyne told Southampton's official site. "I made a joke that last time he set me up for the goal.

“I said he can set me up again but he said that wasn’t going to happen this time! It will be good to play against him and hopefully we can turn them over again.”

Southampton meet Arsenal tomorrow night, hoping to upset the odds and beat them once again at the Emirates Stadium.

The Saints are currently ahead of Arsene Wenger's side in the Premier League table, but questions have started to be raised over their credentials to claim a European place.

A 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend was their first heavy defeat to the campaign and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back from this disappointment. 

If they are to pick up a result, then they will likely be reliant on Clyne finding the top of his game.

The right-back, who was capped for England during the previous international break, has established himself as one of the club's key players and his attacking threat from full-back will be a major weapon for the side tomorrow evening. 

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