Calum - The attributes midfielders need

Calum Chambers says all successful defensive midfielders need to be “one step ahead of the game”.


The versatile England international is usually deployed in defence but came off the bench to occupy the holding role in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Olympiacos on Wednesday.


Chambers enjoyed that cameo and says he is looking forward to increasing his knowledge of the position.

“It was really enjoyable,” he told Arsenal Player. “In games like that it’s great for me to get on, it adds to my experience so I’m really enjoying it.

“Every time I get to go on in central midfield it’s good for me and it adds things to my game as well. I’m just taking every opportunity I get and learning from the experiences.

“Compared to centre back, I think you need to be more aware of everyone around you.

“You’ve got to be swivelling your head, looking where everyone is and knowing where you’re going to pass the ball before you get it.

“It’s almost like you need to be one step ahead of the game.”


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