Aitor Karanka says he spoke with Arsene Wenger about Calum Chambers when Arsenal met Boro back in October, and revealed the Arsenal boss is pleased with how the 21 year old is doing at his loan club.
He’s playing more regularly and the Spaniard, a centre-half himself during his playing days with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid, likes what he sees.
“Arsene told me he’s really pleased as Calum had started to play,” he said.
He has a lot of good things. He is good with the ball, he’s strong in the air, sometimes he may look as if he’s not aggressive or strong, but he is really strong and he’s using that experience to play.”
As for his future with the Gunners, Karanka seemed positive.
“I’ve no doubt that he can play at Arsenal,” he said. “For me, he’s a really good central defender.
“He can play as a right-back as when you’re a good player you can play in different positions, but for me now he’s better as a central defender and he can improve in that position.”
So, sounds like it’s going well for him, and hopefully he can perform well against his former club Southampton today.