'Nothing short of incredible': Some Arsenal fans wowed by 26-year-old 'unsung hero' v Liverpool
A number of Arsenal fans have praised Calum Chambers following his efforts in Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg draw with Liverpool.
The Gunners put in a superb performance at Anfield to hold the Reds to a 0-0 draw.
This is despite Arsenal having to play with ten men from the 24th minute onwards.
Granit Xhaka clumsily brought Diogo Jota down midway through the first half, which earned him a red card.
Arsenal, however, dug deep and managed to hold firm and keep the tie level on Merseyside.
Xhaka dismissal aside, Mikel Arteta had another problem, one which happened early in the game.
Cedric Soares appeared to injure his hip in the opening seconds of the match.
By the tenth minute, the Portuguese had to come off, and Chambers took his place.
The 26-year-old hasn’t played a competitive Arsenal match since October, against Leeds in the Carabao Cup.
However, he didn’t look rusty at all, putting in a solid display at right-back against the Reds.
“Chambers was so good after coming on that it almost makes you wonder why he wasn’t starting in the first place,” wrote football.london.
“Aerially sound, positionally solid and defensively switched on throughout.”
The Evening Standard, meanwhile, wrote: “Put in a great shift at right-back, battling away really well.”
Plenty of Arsenal fans loved what they saw from Chambers – here’s what some said on Twitter:
Calum chambers has been class aswell tonight what was we doing playing Cedric for so long— Mason Sullivan (@MasonSullivan14) January 13, 2022
Calum Chambers today’s unsung hero— Steve Bouldy (@Steve_Bouldy) January 13, 2022
If you don’t rate Calum Chambers that’s your call.— Dave Seager (@goonerdave66) January 13, 2022
But honestly, to perform like that in a 10 man backs to wall effort , on the back NO football, was nothing short of incredible. 🙏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/yuKhm9mqAk
Calum Chambers should be the back up for Tomiyasu until we can bring in a better option 👍— James (@___James14) January 13, 2022
Chambers was like a super sub gave his all— Ak🇮🇳afc🔴 (@Akzzz33) January 13, 2022
Ben White fully deserved MOTM but considering his lack of game time Chambers was superb.— Mark (@AFC_Gooner_Mark) January 13, 2022
Arsenal are next in action on Sunday against Tottenham in the Premier League.
Next Thursday, the Gunners are in Carabao Cup second-leg action against Liverpool at the Emirates.
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