In the opening match of the new EPL season, Arsenal lost 0-2 to promotion rivals Brentford.
As the head coach, Arteta became a target after the match, especially his practice of starting Chambers caused a huge controversy.
When Bellerin and Niles could have played, he started Chambers, who was useless in both attack and defense.
A disturbing starting lineup of Arsenal
Before the match, many media and fans felt that Arsenal were confident of winning. After all, the opponent Brentford is a promoted team, and the sum of the team’s price is the same as Arsenal’s new addition Ben White.
However, when the starting lineup came out, Arsenal fans felt uneasy about the situation.
In addition to the front line double gun Aubameyang and Lacazette collective absence, the back line of Chambers also worry people. Referring to his poor performance over the years, it is likely to become a major concern for Arsenal in the opening game of the EPL.
Chambers’ awful performance
The fans’ eyes have proven to be discerning.
On the defensive side, he couldn’t hold up against Brentford’s attack from the side, and repeatedly made mistakes. In addition, the same side of the center back Ben White has just joined and Chambers is not familiar with the cooperation, Arsenal’s right side is full of danger.
Looking back at the first goal conceded by Arsenal, it was from Chambers’ mistake that the opponent caught the chance.
The defensive side of the game was weak, not to mention the offensive side. Chambers, who was too tired to defend, had no time to go forward, leaving Pepe isolated on the right side. As a result, Arsenal’s right-sided attack was paralyzed.
What happened to Chambers?
It should be noted that this is not just fans talking in anger after a loss.
Since then, Chambers started to fall apart. Wenger tried all sorts of ways to activate Chambers again, and this became one of the few unsuccessful transfer deals.
After a long time, the hopeless Arsenal management intended to sell Chambers, and then turned to loan because of the difficulty in finding a buyer.
Middlesbrough and Fulham, both in the EPL, had loaned him. From the fact that both teams have no intention to buy him out, it can be seen that Chambers is not even up to the level of a mid-table team in the Premier League.
The lesson of failure
It was a surprise that Arteta reused Chambers in the first match of the new season. So, there was the loss of the opening game of the EPL.
Although we can’t put all the blame on Chambers for the loss, he was responsible to a certain extent.
Not only did he concede the first goal because of a mistake, but he also slowed down the attack on the right side. I have to say, Arteta should stop tossing and turning. It’s better to use Bellerin, Cedric or Niles at right-back.