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Wenger backs Chambers to impress for England

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Chambers has impressed in his first few games at Arsenal. Credit: PA

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal defender Calum Chambers possesses the character to succeed at international football following his call-up by England.

"I believe Chambers has the quality to be where he is," the Arsenal boss said.

"The only danger is psychological - that he's under too much pressure, that it comes too quick.

"He's only played (started) three games and is in the national team. Of course that's the speedy way.

"I'm not negative about it because at Arsenal we have the example of Theo Walcott, who handled that very well. Jack Wilshere was very quick as well.

"Calum is equipped mentally to deal with that. He has the character to deal with the pressure and the attention he will get.

"He's a kind boy and has a good family environment. I hope in the national team he'll be protected a little bit as well."

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Ki Sung-yueng would have left if Laudrup stayed

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Ki Sung-yueng scored in Swansea's impressive win at Old Trafford. Credit: PA

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has revealed he might have left the club had Michael Laudrup stayed as manager.

Ki signed a new four-year deal on Thursday as the South Korea international completed a remarkable reversal in fortunes at the Liberty Stadium.

"I'm not sure if I would be here if he (Laudrup) was," Ki said ahead of the visit of West Brom on Saturday.

"If I have the chance to play maybe I stay, if not maybe I have to look at another opportunity because I just want to play in midfield.

"I don't want to stay on the bench every game."

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