Calum Chambers: Our Best CB. Not That It Means Much.

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by entropy13, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Chambers deserves a go on merit. Start picking the performers ffs. One thing is for sure, he's a better footballer than Bellerin, if he's not a better RB.
  2. Cudareli

    Cudareli Antonio Valencia stan

    It's exactly this. A modern day fullback can have a stinker all game then make one overlapping run or last ditch tackle and all of a sudden be seen to have had a blinder.

    While there is no doubting that pace at fullback is a terrific asset, I personally think intelligence is far more important. The reality is that it's all about balance in a side, including fullbacks. Ben Davies at Tottenham has had a superb season to date and is considered slow by most, the same goes with Fabian Delph.
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  3. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Speed (different from mobility) in my opinion, is one of the most overrated qualities a footballer can possibly have.

    Fullbacks like Gary Neville, Phillip Lahm and Maldini were/are horrendously slow but they are all considered some of the best fullbacks to ever play the game, because they were intelligent and hard working.

    Theo was lightening quick and was a half decent finisher but pretty much lacked everything else. If he'd have lacked a yard of pace but had a better set of feet he probably would have made it here.
  4. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    What? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Did you ever watch either of those two at their peak?

    Maldini was a physical freak, used to run the left hand side.

    It was only as he aged that he got slower and begun playing as a CB.
  5. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    He wasn't known for his speed, he was known for his stamina :rolleyes:
  6. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Chambers will get destroyed against any quick/agile winger with any quality.
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  7. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    I suggest you go watch Maldini in his prime.

    A complete athlete.
  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    I've had the pleasure of seeing them all play. Thanks anyway.
  9. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    Of course you have..

  10. Kroket

    Kroket Trusty and Sensible Trusted

    Agreed, I want Chambers to get a sustained run in the side from now until the end of the season, see if regular playing time helps him get rid of those lapses in concentration. Whenever he ****s up now he tends to disappear from the team sheet for weeks on end, that's no way to improve a young player.
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  11. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Not sure why that is funny to be honest :lol: surely anyone who's been a football fan for more than 5 minutes has watched these guys play multiple times?

    If you'd like to discuss these guys further then DM me so we aren't derailing the thread!
  12. thierrytheking14

    thierrytheking14 Well-Known Member

    Ok Maldini doesn't quite have the out and pace of Bellerin but he's quick mate. First minute or two will confirm it.

    Think his advancing years at CB may be clouding your judgement ;)
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  13. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Fair enough mate, never remembered him as being particularly quick (definitely got slower as the years went on) perhaps slow was an overstatement (although was more referring to G Nev in that regard :lol: )
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  14. thierrytheking14

    thierrytheking14 Well-Known Member

    Yea he had reoccurring knee injuries which definitely affected his mobility in his later years and prompted the move to CB.

    And less said about Neville the better :lol:
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  15. Tosker

    Tosker Well-Known Member

    with 4th place gone Wenger can afford to experiment with the side, and give regular playing time to the younger players

    and give the older knackered ones like Kos a decent rest for the Europa

    more playing time and more recovery time will help both young and old make their WC squads
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  16. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    No doubt, but that goes for any of our fullbacks and cb's and cm's.

    Gotta use the best of a bad bunch.
  17. say yes

    say yes To RonaldoMadness


    When @Jury gets it in for a player there’s really no way back. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Hector.
  18. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Hopefully Bellerin will respond well to some much needed competition.


    That’s the order they should be in.
  19. say yes

    say yes To RonaldoMadness

    Chambers is a CB for me. If Wenger’s binning anyone from the first team it should be that Albanian ginger.
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  20. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Agreed, he still somehow managed to look incredibly average in what was the most assured defensive performance we’ve had in a while. Take whatever money we can get for him and run, hopefully £20-25m :D

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