Arsene Wenger says he’s pleased that Calum Chambers loan spell at Middlesbrough is going well, as the 21 year old has begun to feature more regularly for last weekend’s opponents.
Premier League rules meant Chambers couldn’t play against his parent club, and Boro’s defensive display was enough to keep Arsenal at bay.
Despite a slow start to his time with Aitor Karanka’s side, the Arsenal manager is encouraged by what he’s seen in recent weeks.
“I watched Middlesbrough against Watford and was pleased with how Calum Chambers performed,” said Wenger.
“He’s getting better in every single game. He played right-back in the last 20 minutes against Watford and he looked very good.
“I’m very happy because he’s a player who I feel has huge potential, but he needed experience and Premier League games.
“In a very short time at Middlesbrough, he has become a very important player. They rely on him and trust him a lot, and that’s very good news for Calum first, but also for us as well.”