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Fallen Arsenal Star Backs £16m Replacement To Impress During Absence

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.”

Arsenal Squad Destroyed By Injury Ahead Of Dortmund Clash

Arsenal’s injury crisis has got even worse ahead of their clash with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, as Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy have both been ruled out of the important tie against the Bundesliga giants, as reported by the Daily Express.

Debuchy, who has impressed since moving to Arsenal from Newcastle United this summer, has been ruled out for a significant period of time after suffering ankle ligament damage during the north London club’s clash against Manchester City at the weekend. The Gunners went on to draw that game 2-2, impressing against the Premier League champions.

Nacho Monreal has also not travelled to Germany, putting Arsenal’s defence at a maximum stretch.

The situation could be worsened, with Calum Chambers having missed training on Monday morning. Chambers is expected to fill in at full back.

Should he not be fit, Arsene Wenger will be forced to turn to youngster Hector Bellerin, who recently broke the speed record at the club.