Calum Chambers have been tipped to fill the void left by Francis Coquelin.
Arsenal Under 21 manager Steve Gatting believes that the 20 year old international could step into the midfield and do a great job for Arsene Wenger.
Chambers, is a centre back by trade but the English man is behind Per Metersacker, Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista in the club’s pecking order.
The injury to Coquelin frees up a space in midfield and the England international has been backed to fill in for Coquelin.
Chambers often played as a defensive midfielder in his time at Southampton and the 20 year old recently played the position for the Gunners U21 against Brighton last week.
Gatting believes the English man has the capabilities to do a great Job in the absence of Coquelin.
‘I think it was good for Calum to get 90 minutes under his belt and for such a young lad he has got a lot of experience and tonight I thought he was excellent,’ Gatting told Arsenal’s official website.
‘The boss has seen him play several positions and it is handy for the first team to have a player like Calum.
‘He can play in central defence, at right-back and in midfield and he gives the boss options and that’s good for Calum to play in different options.’