Wenger Worried, Could Deploy Chamber As A DM Against Chelsea.

Wenger, worried about his side's poor conversion of set-pieces.

Wenger worried about his side’s poor conversion rate of set-pieces.

Arsenal took on noisy neighbors Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend at the Emirates stadium in Saturday’s evening time kick-off. and although the Gooner’s came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw, many Arsenal faithful still believe Arsenal manager – Arsene Wenger and his men didn’t do enough to secure all three points in the North London derby as the stats after the match showed that the Gooner’s massively dominated the game but failed to make the most of their chances.

Now, Wenger says he is “concerned” about his side’s poor conversion rate from set-pieces.

Arsenal had 15 corners during Saturday’s clash with Tottenham but failed to make any of them count.

The Gunners have yet to score from a corner this season and Wenger admits it is an area that needs to be improved.

“It’s a concern,” the manager said while talking to Arsenal player.

“We have lots of room for improvement and we need to do that quickly.

“If you go anywhere in the world and have 15 corners against you, you will concede because they should be so difficult to defend.

“I have a lot of talent at my disposal but Tottenham are a very tall side. Players like Jan Vertongen and Younes Kaboul are very tall and they defended well.”

The Arsenal boss also praised 19-year-old summer signing – Calum Chambers’ stamina after his energetic performance against Mourico Pochettino’s side.

Chambers played 90 minutes at right back  position in what was his first North London derby for the club and was overlapping Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain up until the final whistle.

This came as no surprise to Wenger, though, who has only been impressed by the former Southampton youngster this season.

“He has been remarkable in every position,” the manager said.

“He has an unbelievable engine. He goes and goes. It’s not often that you see that quality.

“His yellow card was very harsh and the one against Villa was very harsh as well. I’ve told him to be keen and committed and I think he had a good game overall.

“I’d consider playing him in midfield but I don’t know about Wednesday [against Galatasaray] because I only have four defenders at the moment.”

The manager spoke about playing the in-form star further upward and in the middle of the pitch (most definitely in the defensive midfield position) against Chelsea in the weekend after the Galatasaray game in the midweek.

Although the manager bemoaned the risk involved as he continues to battle his already injury-trimmed squad.

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  1. triple000zero

    Even though everyone see’s Chambers as a CB or RB I believe for arsenal he is best suited to the CDM roll at arsenal

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    • Emmanuel

      I couldn’t agree any better with you mate. I have always wrote about the youngster being properly suited as a CDM in my previous posts. He thick’s all the box’s for that role.

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  2. Collins

    If wenger cn use chambers sa a dm i ll b happy,bt who ll play d right back cos dat so call bellerin is nt mature at all 2 play dat position rada i prefer conqeulin

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  3. Catcher

    Arsenal are in trouble, massive injury list and growing bigger by the week, they looked lightweight against Spurs and whilst they had lots of possession in reality they only had a few good opportunities to score, Chelsea will tear them apart at the weekend, champions league exit is also on the cards their season could be over before it starts

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  4. cornelius

    i thnk its risk for nw to move him to DM as we dnt hv any gd player to cover on that postion

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