Calum Chambers believes Arsenal showed character in derby win

The defender is hoping the Gunners can build momentum as they turn their attention back to Premier League matters.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal defender Calum Chambers says 'a lot of character' was shown in the midweek win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners beat Spurs 2-1 in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, courtesy of a double from midfielder Mathieu Flamini, bringing an end to their recent run of poor form.

Chambers put in a sound display in the game, despite conceding an unfortunate own goal, and says he was pleased with the team’s showing and their defensive discipline, in particular.

“Together as a team we knew our jobs and we defended well,” he told

“We were 1-0 up and then they came back to 1-1 so I think we showed a lot of character to keep our faith, keep our composure, keep playing and get the result by getting a goal to get the win.”

Time to build momentum 

The win was a big one for Arsene Wenger’s side, as it eases some of the pressure following defeats to Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea in European and domestic competition.

They had been touted as potential Premier League title challengers this season after enjoying a strong finish to the 2014/15 campaign, which saw them win a second successive FA Cup crown, before adding a Community Shield triumph over the summer.

They have started somewhat slowly though, especially with Manchester City making a flying start to the season, and Chambers is hoping that the Spurs result will help to raise morale and carry them through a weekend meeting with in-form Leicester City.

“It’s a big game and it’s always nice to get a win,” he added.

“We fought well, kept our discipline throughout the game and ground out a result. You want to get good results and build up momentum so hopefully we can take what we learnt into the next game.”

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