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Arsenal agree £16m deal with Southampton for Calum Chambers

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Its tough to be a Southampton fan these days. A classic “paying the price of success” has already seen the south coast club lose three of their  major players, namely Luke Shaw to Manchester United and the duo of Adama Lallana and Rickie Lambert to Liverpool. If that wasn’t enough, the mass exodus is set to follow as it is now reported by BBC that Arsenal have agreed a£16m deal to sign Calum Chambers.

calum DONE DEAL: Arsenal set to complete fourth signing

The 19 year old underwent a medical on Friday and the official confirmation from the London club is expected soon. The Englishman made 25 appearances for the Saints last season and the player is versatile enough to play as a centre back and as a right back.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of right backs all summer with Mathieu Debuchy joining the club from Newcastle United some time back. However, the arrival of Chambers would surely mean that Carl Jenkinson’s future at the Emirates is well and truly over.

Arsenal have also enquired about French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin who impressed manager Arsene Wenger with his performance at the World Cup.

Comments (32)

  1. Chambers doesn’t play centreback. He was a midfielder/winger converted to right back. Good going forward. Not the pace of a Bale, Walcott or Chamberlain but, Saints fans will not happy to see him go. He was seen as one for the future.

  2. It is ideal to see chamber on arsenal colour. I will be happy to see him, he is a good signing.

  3. Arsenal should sgin the duo guickly

  4. still no DM yet please dont play Jack there he is far to fragile for that position we need a player who is rugged tough and disciplined to stay in position.

    • Arsene Wenger should kno the important of silverwares to Gunner’s fan, quality and experience should be signed.

  5. Now critics can see that Wenger is afterall not stingy, the problem we have is other clubs wait for Wenger to identify a talent then they just go there with outrageous money to sign such players. Good signing mr Wenger, just give us a DM then we are good to go.

    • I agree with felix. @felix…clubs wait and see which players wenger is going for. You can see liverpool, Chelsea and many more clubs waiting for him. He is a great man. AW!

  6. I seen a future for Carl jenkinson, but chambers is a brilliant RB for the future, maybe wenger sees potential for one of them to be a CB? if we got a DM and 1 or 2 CB then we should be good for the season.

  7. The idea of bringing Chambers does not mean that Jankinson will be put on loan, No. ‘not at all’. Chambers will be groomed for CB, as there is a posibility that, Thomas might leave. Wenger has made it clear about Jankinson, he said, we play many gmes per year and sometimes many injuries, so Jankinson was assured of his position, but he has to fight for it.

    • Very right people need to understand Wenger he knows .jenkinson is going nowhere

    • Pls note…his name is Jenkinson not Jankinson

  8. I welcome C Chambers to emirates wish you the best of luck

  9. I can’t wait to see callum chamber in arsenal shirt, Very gud signing arsene wenger, pls we jst need dm like w carvalho, M shneiderlin or sammi khedira we can all add 1 fire power upfront like baloteli,nani,hernandez or jackson martines.Gud job wenger

  10. I think the professor has acted shrewdly because i have never trusted Carl Jenkison. He has the fighting spirit but lacks the intelligence of a typical arsenal player. It seems i have never seen him dribble past an opponent let alone cutting inside like Gibbs.

  11. It good for us to sign more players as the EPL is closer. This time we are ready for any team that want to try us. So please Wenger sign more players for us because this season is not going to be easy at all not. Thank you

  12. Am happy with Wenger at least for one’s after they claim the FA Cup. He is a good coach. Don’t be scared of drogba’s return to chelsea. All we need is the strength and determination to win. We need a DM and rugged forces in the front.

  13. Holding midfielder not jack who smoke someone who can move front and return quick and one good finisher up front or we can even get di maria on loan m

    • You are spot on , a finisher and a reliable DM that’s all that is needed . Any other signing added is a bonus .

  14. Chambers for £16 million? Dont really get it……

    Bender or shneiderlin makes sense for their price tags….

    Plz get a holding midfielder and an able striker first…..

    V got a great team oderwise.

  15. jack w is not the right player to be the dm, we need strong players like khedira or snedlng! jack is good but lacks power en maturity! as for chambers thumps up to w!

  16. C. Chambers can not course a move to Carl J. Since he’s ‘CB’ yet skipper was linked on a move to Old Traford, under the Professor he can stand as future of Coscielny.

    • Its not all yet, when Vermaelen goes. We need a good CB just like Nastasic.

  17. Is he better than Debuchy? why pay such big money 4 him,it doesn’t sense. he is going to have. no playing time.

    • He’s not, but it depends with role that he plays. He has future in the club

  18. It’s time Arsene Wenger is seriously feeling and realising the importance of lifting a trophy.Bravo manager the challenge is BIG this season,we are happy u tirelessly working hard to the tune of the club’s funs.

  19. Big up Wenger! Ideal signing…

  20. good job wenger but dm is needed to avoid havy goals dt we normally consive when we play big team.striker wil be gud.

  21. Nyz 1 Wenger. We need a DM like khedira and a hot finisher like Baloteli

  22. Calum deos’nt fit for arsenal,am seeing him warming for the bench

  23. I think Mr Wenger should give Campbell a chance to prove himself at Arsenal. Try to use him as a striker and put more effort to bring Khedira and try to make a loan deal for Di Maria if possible sign him. With these players i believe my team will be great for the season.

  24. Listen folks, am getting a sense of deja vous. I recall times when Wenger brought Thierry Henry and we thought brilliant: A winger instead of a striker? When Kolo Tou’re came he was a midfielder, Van Persie was a winger cum midfielder and idea of converting him into a striker was scoffed at by many especially because he was injury prone. Look what he turned them into.
    Maybe he is back to his old tricks and about to surprise us again.