Arsenal set to cash-in on versatile 25 year-old amidst interest

Fulham are believed to be interested in a deal to sign Calum Chambers this summer, and Mikel Arteta is looking to cash-in.

The 25 year-old defender has struggled with his fitness in recent seasons, but was a regular fixture this term prior to succumbing to injury in Arteta’s first game in charge against Chelsea, and has only recently returned to training.

Chambers is no stranger to Fulham, having spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Craven Cottage, where he appeared in 31 league games, with the majority of those outings coming as a defensive midfielder.

The English defender spent much of this season playing as a centre-back or a right-back, where he impressed in both roles, and it remains to be seen where the player himself believes is his best role.

Had Calum not succumbed to injury in December, he could well have continued his run in the first-team, while the club may not have opted to sign Pablo Mari on loan in the January window, where Arsenal have since made that loan move permanent.

Our side now has a number of options in defence, with William Saliba returning from his loan with St Etienne, and we are also expected to sign another CB option, with both Malang Sarr and Gabriel Magalhaes both linked with a move.

Chambers could well be the victim of all these moves, with his proneness to injury possibly his biggest downfall.

The Sun claims that Fulham may have to shell out £12 Million to land their target, who was actually awarded their Player of the Season for the 18-19 campaign.

Should Arsenal keep Chambers for his ability and versatility or do his injury issues outweigh his importance?

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. Val says:

    it will be a shame if we lose CC, i do like the guy especially if we lose AMN aswel, our 2 most versatile players would be gone but i do see why and we need the cash to fund priority signings to strengthen elsewhere

  2. Nivo says:

    I think that once fit he is one of our best defenders. I would sell sokratis and mustafi and holding before him. And i wouldnt sell him for less than 20mil. An offer of 12mil is a joke

  3. jon fox says:

    Both injuries and his only moderate ability, plus lack of pace, vastly outweigh his “importance”(inaccurate word) to keep him here.
    FANS NEED TO START GETTING USED TO THE FACT THAT NOW THAT MA IS IN CHARGE, he is never going to want to make do with the sort of barely OK squad players that Wenger and Emery were content to keep around.

    MA is far more ambitious and seeks out REAL quality players. I see a far more streamlined, in numbers, squad but much improved in quality, emerging bit by bit. And thank God for that.

    WE NOW HAVE A MAN IN CHARGE OF THE TEAM WHO HAS PROPER AMBITION FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE EARLY WENGER PERIOD.

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      The price tag is my only worry.
      For £12m, he would be going on a cheap IMHO.
      Well, maybe that could be the only means of offloading some of our players to make room for space and enough funds for the needed upgrades.

  4. Grandad says:

    I am not a Sun reader but they do have a reputation for getting things wrong and this could be yet another example..I like Chambers who is a wholehearted player, but like Holding his lack of pace precludes him from being top quality.I would be looking for a minimum of 15m for each of these players.

  5. Knight says:

    Never going to happen!!Chambers is out until at-least november before he begins training.Wont be competitive until next year.Fulham,a club that has just been promoted from championship doesn’t have funds to buy a player that cant be useful to them until next year.That story is definitely a click bait

  6. RSH says:

    Yeah, sell. 12mill is so low tho. Have to try and force 20-25mill at least. He is English, and for a CB is considered young still. How did such a low valuation come about?

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