Calum Chambers joined Arsenal in the summer of 2014. His transfer at the time was in the same window that a certain Chilean signed on the dotted line, so the English defender in comparison didn't warrant the same amount of ticker tape, bells and whistles.
His arrival to the club was a positive though. Marked for success from an early age and harking from the same youth system which flowered Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gareth Bale - Chambers had all the foundations necessary to become a great defender.
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Arsenal sit at the top of the table as they go into this second away trip on the bounce after overcoming an early deficit to pick up a point in Wednesday’s Anfield thriller. Now on 18 goals for the season after putting two past Simon Mignolet, Olivier Giroud will be looking to add to that tally against a Stoke backline struck by injuries. But Stoke’s in-form hitman Marko Arnautovic will have just as much confidence at the other end.
Match Preview: Stoke vs. Arsenal - Premier League 17.01.2016
Mordor. Orcs. Brittania. Potters. Our effete, wine-sipping dilettantes will flit and flutter about while being bashed, battered, and bruised. At least, those are the stereotypes that come to mind whenever Stoke face Arsenal. These days, however, it's closer to the truth to admit that Stoke under Mark Hughes have been playing some incisive, creative football--not that they have turned over a new leaf. They can still bring the physicality that can do so much damage, be it literal or figurative, to our squad. Players like Bojan, Shaqiri and Afellay have brought a new dimension to a Stoke side still accused of playing something closer to Gaelic rules than to footy.