Calum Chambers - Arsenal's best defender against Southampton

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Arsenal's Calum Chambers shone against his former club.

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers shone for the Gunners in his second appearance against his former club.

The £16 million summer signing had ended up on the losing side against the Saints in the Capital One Cup, but helped his side to three points on this occasion.

He was key in Arsenal keeping a third successive clean sheet in all competitions.

  MatchWon TacklesInterceptionsAerial Duels wonAccurate CrossesShots BlockedAssistsGoalsTotalMins Played
Calum Chambers Arsenal vs Southampton 3 7 1 2 0 0 0 13 90
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal vs Southampton 1 3 7 0 1 0 0 12 90
Nacho Monreal Arsenal vs Southampton 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 10 90
Per Mertesacker Arsenal vs Southampton 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 6 90

Stacking up the performance of the defenders who featured, by adding up their various attributes, Chambers was narrowly the best Arsenal star in the backline.

Chambers made an impressive seven interceptions, more than central defenders Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker combined, while his three tackles won, was the highest in the Arsenal defence.

He offered an attacking outlet unlike left-back Nacho Monreal, with two crosses into the box putting his teammates in. His versatility has been immensely useful to the club over the past month, but now perhaps he will get a run at right-back until Mathieu Debuchy returns.

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