Calum Chambers hails ‘resilient’ Arsenal after derby win
The Arsenal defender reflects on their 2-1 victory over Spurs last night
Calum Chambers hailed “resilient” Arsenal after a 2-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.
The Gunners eased into the League Cup fourth round after Mathieu Flamini’s brace secured a much-needed win at White Hart Lane.
It’s a big game and it’s always nice to get a win. We fought well, kept our discipline throughout the game and ground out a result
Arsenal, who will face Newcastle United’s conquerors Sheffield Wednesday in the next round, had lost their previous two games to Chelsea and Dinamo Zagreb.
And Chambers, who partnered Per Mertesacker at centre-half, was pleased with Arsenal’s “compact” performance against their bitter rivals.
“We were resilient and in the times where we were under a lot of pressure I thought we were compact,” Chambers told Arsenal’s website.
“Together as a team we knew our jobs and we defended well.
“We were 1-0 up and then they came back to 1-1 so I think we showed a lot of character to keep our faith, keep our composure, keep playing and get the result by getting a goal to get the win.
“It’s a big game and it’s always nice to get a win. We fought well, kept our discipline throughout the game and ground out a result.
“You want to get good results and build up momentum so hopefully we can take what we learnt into the next game.”
Chambers has endured a difficult start to the season after he struggled in Arsenal’s goalless draw with Liverpool at The Emirates last month.
The Gunners defender also scored an own goal last night to help Tottenham cancel out Flamini’s first-half opener at The Lane.
Arsenal make the trip to high-flying Leicester City at King Power Stadium in their next Premier League outing on Saturday afternoon.