Chambers to partner Koscielny for Arsenal at Emirates Cup?

With Arsenal currently at their pre-season training camp in Austria, it is a good chance for our newest signing Calum Chambers to meet up with his new team mates and for Arsene Wenger to begin to integrate the youngster into the Arsenal way of doing things.

And the former Southampton star could be seeing some action on the pitch a lot quicker than many of us thought. The Gunners face two games in the Emirates Cup this weekend, with Portuguese side Benfica on Saturday and then AS Monaco from the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Arsenal fans will be hoping for a better performance than last weekend’s defeat in New York, but Wenger has some problems to deal with.

Because of the World Cup, Per Mertesacker will not be playing and there is still no sign of our club captain Thomas Vermaelen, even though the other players that reached the same stage in Brazil are already back. So with Chambers known to be versatile and with central defence one of his possible playing positions, I wonder if Wenger is thinking of putting him alongside Laurent Koscielny this weekend.

Chambers is right footed, while the Frenchman is a leftie, so it would be a natural pairing and would be a good experience for the new boy. To be honest, the only options are for Nacho Monreal to move inside again of for one of the academy players like Hayden or Miquel to get the nod. Who would you go with?

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  1. bc says:

    Szczesney martinez Chambers hayden miquel and koscielny will play a match each. As will the full backs debuchy bellerin monreal and gibbs. There will be 12 midfielders/forwards all starting a match each too. They will be Ramsey wilshire Flamini arteta coquelin diaby cazorla rosicky zelalem giroud campbell and akpom. There will also most likely be cameos from sanchez chamberlain sanogo and ospina and may be one or two other youngsters like olsson, toral, macey, ajayi and afobe.

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