Date: 9th December 2020 at 6:00pm
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Calum Chambers could be involved in the side to face Dundalk, according to football.london.

The defender returned to the first-team action for the first time in almost a year last week when he came off the bench in the final knockings of the 4-1 win over Rapid Vienna.

He wasn’t part of the squad that lost to Tottenham Hotspur suggesting the former Southampton man doesn’t have the fitness to compete with the pace of Premier League football.

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Chambers could well be in for a start against the Irish outfit as he looks to complete what has been a long road back from his knee injury. Think back to the first half of the 2019/2020 season, the Englishman had firmly established himself as a starter under both Emery and at the beginning of Arteta’s reign.

The £13.05m-rated centre-half had started 12 of the 15 top-flight fixtures prior to his season-ending injury against Chelsea. He performed admirably as well, making the joint-second most tackles and the fourth-most interceptions.

Arsenal started the season solidly at the back thanks to Arteta’s negative tactics, proving to be one of the best defences in the division at one point. However, it all seems to have gone backwards since with Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding proving to be disastrous in recent games.

With Chambers able to play at both right-back and centre-back, there is a place up for grabs and you’d imagine the one-time England international would like to grab it with both hands. He has suffered injury hell for almost a year and a return to the line-up tomorrow evening would be the start of a much-needed comeback for both the player and the club.