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Arsene Wenger admits he has fears over Arsenal defender Calum Chambers

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has ‘hit the wall’ after playing too many games…

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears that teenage defender Calum Chambers has ‘hit the wall’ after being forced into playing in too many games in a short period of time.

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Reports in the Guardian carry quotes from the Gunners boss, who fears that Chambers has had too much responsibility forced on to his young shoulders during his fledgling Arsenal career.

“For a 19-year-old player, he has played too many games,” Wenger said. “They all hit the wall after 15, 17 games. You have to give them a breather, refresh and get them back again. At the moment, to have that responsibility in every single game is a lot on a player of that age.”

Wenger was asked whether he had deemed it to be too much for Chambers to play in central defence at Liverpool. “Yes,” he replied. “I put Debuchy in, first of all, because he is good in the air.

“At Stoke, we suffered in the air. He is a defender of experience and the experience, sometimes in just one movement, can make a difference. And the defensive responsibility is a bit less on the flank.”

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