Calum Chambers says that the players know the team needs to be more defensively solid, and that they’re working on improving our record by hard work on the training ground.
The 24 year old scored his first goal of the season to help Arsenal to a 3-2 win over Aston Villa at the Emirates yesterday, but it was another performance which begged lots of questions about the defensive set-up of the team.
The defenders are exposed with little or no protection from midfield, and those weaknesses are compounded by too many individual errors.
However, Chambers insists they’re trying hard to give the team more solidity.
“We all recognise that and are working on it,” he said.
“We are working every day at the training ground on our philosophy and the way we want to play.
“It didn’t help that we went down to ten men. Obviously, they are going to have chances, they are going to dominate parts of the game and that happened.”
Chambers came on half-time to replace Bukayo Saka who was sacrificed after Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ red card. His 81st minute equaliser was followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winner, and he sounded an optimistic note about some of our injured players on the verge of making their comebacks.
“Rob’s back, we’ve got Hector coming back, Kieran is coming back,” he said.
“Those two played the other night. Those players are coming back and we’re looking forward to it.
“Obviously they are going help out. We will see what happens.”