Middlesbrough manager, Steve Agnew, is expecting Calum Chambers to be getting plenty of texts from his Arsenal teammates ahead of Boro’s trip to Liverpool.
- Chambers missed a total of 69 days for Boro this season with a foot injury
- Defender’s made 25 appearances in all comps while on loan
- Boro manager reckons Arsenal players will be in contact ahead of Liverpool clash
- Arsenal need Liverpool draw and/or Manchester City loss to have a hope of finishing in top four
- Gunners host Everton in final clash
Although Boro have been relegated, Arsenal will be hoping that they can take points off Liverpool at Anfield during their final clash of the season on Sunday.
With the Gunners just one point behind Jurgen Klopp’s side going into the final showdown, they’ll be praying that their on-loan defender, Calum Chambers, can help Boro do them a favour.
If Liverpool draw and/or Manchester City lose to Watford, Arsenal have a chance of finishing in the top four despite their disastrous season.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Agnew admitted that he expects Chambers’ friends at Arsenal to be in contact.
“He’s an Arsenal player and he might have a few texts come through from his team-mates there and they will all be supportive,” said Agnew.
“I’m sure they’ll discuss it in the dressing-room.
“Calum will be doing his very best to put on a top performance for us, he’s been top class this season. I think he’s got a really bright future in front of him. He’s a wonderful boy to work with, a top professional.”
The 22-year-old has featured 23 times for Boro in the Premier League this season, even scoring once and nabbing an assist.
When fit, he’s been a starter for his loan side and it’ll be interesting to see how and if he can slot into Arsenal’s lineup when he returns.