Arsenal’s injured right back Mathieu Debuchy has backed young England international Calum Chambers to fill in with aplomb during his extended absence from first team action, as reported by the Daily Star.
Debuchy injured himself during Arsenal’s game with Manchester City at the weekend, which the Gunners drew 2-2 against the defending Premier League champions, and the French international is expected to face an extended spell on the sidelines, with reports suggesting that he will be absent for between two or three months of the season.
Chambers, 19, has impressed since arriving at the Emirates Stadium from Southampton for £16m, and began his professional career playing at right back for the south coast club. He has been used in a more central role for Arsenal by Arsene Wenger, but would be the natural replacement in Arsenal’s squad for the injured Debuchy.
The former Newcastle United defender has also backed the young star to impress during his absence.
He said: “Calum is a very good player, he is very young and has a great potential.
“He proved himself since the beginning of the season, when he performed very well.
“He is very talented and will bring a lot to Arsenal.”