Arsene Wenger bought Calum Chambers to Arsenal due in large part to his versatility, something that we have witnessed already this season.
The former Southampton man doesn’t know where he will end up playing just yet, but has revealed on Arsenal.com that he enjoyed playing in a defensive midfield role.
There were rumours that the £16m man was bought with a defensive midfield role in mind, having played there at times in his youth career.
It seems Wenger views him more as a centre-back however, and he has spent far more time there this season than in midfield.
Injuries to key players have seen Chambers restricted largely to the right-back position, although the emergence of Hector Bellerin has seen him drop down the pecking order in that position somewhat.
No one seems clear on where the young star’s future lies, but it looks like he would relish more opportunities in the centre of the park.
“I enjoyed it. I haven’t played there for a long time, so it took me a while to get used to it and back into the flow of things there. Once I got the first 10 minutes out of the way, I started to relax a bit more. I started enjoying it in the second half,” he said.
“You get into the flow of things and it was a good experience for me, because it was the first time I’ve played there in the Premier League.
“But again, as a team we know we didn’t perform to our potential on the day and were all really disappointed with the result.”
Recently hitting the big two zero, he will be looking to kick on, and further his career at Arsenal. And although he can boast an extremely bright start to his time at the Emirates, his first six months were not without a few ups and downs.
In the long term he doesn’t look suited to the right-back role, with his lack of pace and agility limiting him somewhat.
We could easily see him forging a career in central defence or in a midfield role however and it will be intriguing to see where he ends up.