Calum Chambers is reportedly set to return later than expected after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hip injury.

According to Football.London, Chambers has been ruled out of first-team training for the next couple of weeks, and most likely won’t be back until the trip to Manchester City on November 5.

The 22-year-old has only managed to play 45 minutes of senior competitive football this season, as a hip injury has been affecting him since the start of the campaign.

Originally, he made a return to the youth teams and then the first-team in mid-September. However, that was quickly followed by a recurrence of the problem suffered in the Carabao Cup against Doncaster, resulting in a few more weeks out.

Hopefully the centre-back can make a full recovery before long, since I’m sure he’ll be keen to get back on the pitch and make an impression after committing his future to the Gunners with a new contract.

The defender performed impressively on loan at Middlesbrough last year, despite their eventual relegation due to an inability to score goals.

Arsenal are in need of a centre-back with some experience of the league, since Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi are spending so much time on the sidelines at the moment.

So the sooner Calum can return, the better.

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