The much talked about transfer of the Arsenal and England international midfielder looks like it is going ahead this summer after all, with Sky Sports now reporting that the Gunners have agreed a transfer fee with the reigning Premier League champions.
This comes after the news was reported last week that the player we signed from Southampton as a teenage prospect turned down a new contract offer said to be worth around £180,000 a week, so it was clear that Arsene Wenger was not going to persuade the Ox to commit his future to Arsenal.
To be perfectly honest, after the performance of the 24-year old against Liverpool at Anfield it feels a lot easier to let him go, as long as the board and our manager make sure they invest the money back into the Arsenal squad before the transfer window closes.
I know that Wenger said he would not sell p[layers to an EPL rival but this does make more sense than selling Alexis Sanchez to either Chelsea or Man City because of the bigger impact the Chilean is likely to have on our season. I have seen reports talking about Arsenal getting something like £35 million for Chamberlain, who is already with the England national squad, and that is pretty good money for him in the final year of his contract.
I cannot help but feel that his time at Arsenal hasd not gone as well as he or any of us hoped, with injury probklems and perhaps a lack of faith from Wenger slowing his progress. Time to move on Arsenal fans, so who should we get to replace him?