It has been reported today that Arsenal are being charged by the English FA as we have apparently breached some transfer rules when signing the young England international Calum Chambers from Southampton almost a year ago. The agent involved in the deal has also been brought up on charges after an un-named third party complained about the deal.
That is not the problem that I am talking about though, especially as Arsene Wenger seems a bit bemused and says that he completed this transfer with the same attention to the rules as the other hundreds of deals he has done since joining the club.
The problem Wenger has with Chambers, is what to do with him. He was signed after impressing mainly in the right back role for the Saints and for England at underage levels and has suggested that this is where he feels most comfortable.
But we already have two very good right backs in Mathieu Debuchy and Hector Bellerin, while the on loan Carl Jenkinson was preferred to Chambers for the England under 21 game last night. So is it time for the boss to do what he suggested this season and steer the youngster towards a career in central defence?
Gareth Southgate did bring him on for the second half in that position and Chambers looked calm and in control. However, with Mertesacker, Koscielny and now Gabriel at the club, Chambers may still find himself struggling to get a game. Perhaps it is time to try him out as a defensive midfielder as well.
What do you think Wenger should do with Calum, Gooners?