Since mid-September, the duo have made one appearance each. Mari started in the League Cup against AFC Wimbledon, whilst Chambers came off the bench in the same competition against Leeds United. That’s it.
Mari’s last appearance in a Premier League squad was on September 18th against Burnley, whilst Chambers’ was on September 11th against Norwich City. Both are fit, but neither has featured since then.
A mention should also go to Eddie Nketiah, who did at least make the league squad to face Watford ahead of the international break.
That was his only appearance in a Premier League squad all season, and he hasn’t played a league minute.
Again, he has had more luck in the League Cup, making two starts and scoring two goals.
With the size of Arsenal’s squad, it was inevitable that some players would regularly miss out on the Premier League bench. It’s just slightly more surprising that it’s been the same few players every game for months on end.
There’s plenty of speculation around Chambers and Nketiah, whose current contracts expire at the end of the season. Mari’s situation is more difficult, as he still has a contract until 2024.
Arsenal will surely look to move all three of them on in January if this continues.