New Arsenal signing Calum Chambers spoke out about his teammate Danny Welbeck after yesterday’s convincing win over Galatasaray.
Both the youngsters joined Arsenal during the recently concluded transfer window, and both have gotten off to bright starts at the club. While Chambers has impressed in regular outings as right full back; Welbeck has impressed viewers with his workrate and positioning, and the hat trick he netted yesterday was a just reward for his efforts.
And speaking to arsenal.com, Calum Chambers revealed that he was not at all surprised at Welbeck’s easy integration into the first team. The defender said that the welcoming nature of the club personnel is a real help, and also that he believes Welbeck has what it takes to become a world class striker.
He’s an athlete – he’s got pace, power, he’s great on the ball. He’s willing to work hard and you can see that he’s a goalscorer. He’s everything that you can ask for really. He works hard and he’s a great influence [on the team].
[Danny] has settled in really well. When I first came, I said that the bunch of lads and the staff here were so welcoming. It’s hard not to really settle in quickly!
I think we showed a great work ethic together. We went down to 10 men and we still held on.
[Everyone] worked really hard and showed how much they wanted it. We showed our quality tonight basically.
We knew that we had to defend and that everyone would have to defend when we were down to 10 men but if you get a chance to go and score, you [take it] to try and get a better advantage for yourselves. We had to concentrate on defending when we were down to 10 men and I thought we did that really well.
After Szczesny was sent off for a mistimed challenge, back up keeper Ospina replaced Alexis Sanchez. At that point, the Gunners were 4-0 up. Galatasaray converted the penalty that they won, but after that were unable to penetrate the Gunners’ defence, despite having the numerical advantage for a significant amount of time. The win gives the Gunners three much needed points as we look to qualify at the top of our group in the Champions League.