Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been using Calum Chambers as a defensive midfielder in training as he hopes to get a good idea of whether he is capable of plugging the gap left by the injured Francis Coquelin before deciding whether to delve into the transfer market, according to the Metro.
The 20-year-old has proved that he is a talented player, though he has been in and out of the side since joining from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and has been unable to nail down a regular spot in the starting XI.
Usually deployed either at thee heart or on the right side of the back four, Wenger hopes that he can build on his potential to play as a defensive midfielder with the London Evening Standard even claiming that he will be given time to prove himself in that position.
Coquelin’s injury has left Arsenal in somewhat of a quandary. Club captain Mikel Arteta, who can play in his position, has been struggling with his own fitness, while Mathieu Flamini has proved to be too inconsistent when asked to fill in.
Wenger will now want to see if Chambers can prevent the club from having to spend heavily on cover for the Frenchman in the new year.