Should Arsenal sell Calum Chambers?

Calum Chambers has spent the season out on loan from Arsenal with Middlesbrough, and a decision will now need to be made on what path to go with for the coming campaign.

Rob Holding has stamped his mark down on a first-team squad place in the newly-favoured 3-4-2-1 formation, alongside the ever-consistent Laurent Koscielny, while Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel Paulista and Nacho Monreal have shared a role in the side.

There could well be space for Chambers to put down a marker for the third centre-back role in the side, but I’m not sure Arsene Wenger, nor Calum himself will believe he is ready to usurp Mustafi or Monreal for a starting spot.

Everton are believed to be keen on a deal for the former Southampton defender, although that deal is supposedly a back-up to a move for Burnley’s ever-impressive Michael Keane, although both Manchester United and Chelsea have also been linked with the former Red Devil.

Chambers is currently away on international duty with the England Under-21 squad as they aim for glory in the European Under-21 Championships in Poland, and his performances in the competition may well be his last chance to show Wenger he is up for the task of playing under him this term.

The 22 year-old is under contract in North-London until 2020, so another loan deal could be a possibility if Wenger believes he still has the potential, albeit without being ready yet, but he is already falling way behind Holding, and his sale would bolster our finances as we look at a busy transfer window.

Does Chambers deserve to be in our squad for the new season? Has Holding ended his hopes of ever being a regular starter?

Pat J


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  2. We have to keep in mind we have to fulfill the English quota, and he is good enough to be a squad player. Give him some chance and keep for a year, his value will not diminish anyway as he is English. We have more pressing areas to address, landing a quality CB will take a piece of our transfer budget, not the need this year

  3. Sell them all, see if i care. The club are probably waiting to raise the so called £150 million War chest, anyway. ? ? i still can’t believe they haven’t offered the Ox a new contract yet. ?

    1. Copied and pasted,for your disgusted faces ??

      According to multiple reports in the English press this evening, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could depart the club this summer, with the club digging their heels regarding the offer of a new deal at the Emirates.
      The English international enjoyed his most productive season to date for the Gunners this past year, notching 7 goals and 8 assists in all competitions.
      However, his contract with the North London club is set to expire next year, and the Arsenal hierarchy have yet to open negotiations regarding a new deal.

      Emirates farewell?
      The former Southampton star has reportedly become increasingly frustrated at the lack of urgency shown by the club, questioning whether he is considered an important part of Arsene Wenger’s side moving forward. As a result, Chamberlain will consider moving on this summer, in search of a club who value what he can bring to the table.

      The pacy winger will not be lacking in potential options, with several Premier League sides said to be monitoring his situation in North London, though the clear front-runners for Chamberlain’s signature at this time are Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

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  4. I don’t see why Chambers should not get a chance. We paid a fortune for him specially if you consider the year we bought him. He had a bright start and after that never got a real chance.
    He had a decent season this past year so why sell him? Mert is old, Kos is injury prone this leaves us with Holding, Mustafi and Gabrial as our CDs if we play three at the back why not have Chambers on the roster?

  5. I think we should keep Chambers

    We paid £16 million for him, which is a lot. Personally, I rate Holding higher (Holding turned out to be a wonderful signing for only £2 million)

    However, Chambers has played very well for Middleboro. In fact, he was one of their best players this past season.
    That is why I am inclined to want to keep him. He can only improve at 22 years old.

    We have Koscielny, Mustafi, Mertsacker, Holding, Gabriel and Sead can play CB too.

    We should loan Chambers out again to a PL club for more first team experience.

    He played well enough to stay imo

    1. I also think that if we have enough funds we should get another reliable experienced CB as cover. And also RB or someone who can play both

  6. He had such a solid season last year wa one of the best boro player and was part of a very good defensive set up, Why the hell would you want to sell hiM??

  7. He did well on loan so he should not be sold.Another player too who should not be sold is Jon Toral.He has good abilities and can be a star one day.Also a player like Maitland-Niles should not be sent on loan but should be given more chances.

  8. Just keep him,his one for the future,moreover his one of the reasons boro conceded fewer goals than us despite been relegated and his English

  9. I think we should keep Chambers, Bellerin and Holding but play them at League, FA and UEFA cups to get more experiences.

  10. Chambers is still learning the trade, had a promising spell at boro, would be great if he got another opportunity to get more game time on loan, last summer both himself and Holding was at the Toulon tournament and i was saying then they could both be the future pairing for arsenal in the CB position, we had not signed Holding yet, now its not far from reality

  11. I say keep Chambers……..he is good enough to play for Arsenal…..he just needs more chances…..Arsene stunted his growth………..Arsenal needs to keep him…….

  12. Same old Arsenal. Will miss the required signings as always. Won’t be able to attract top top talents in the world and will settle for the useless rubbish in the end. Sanchez is going and no proper replacement will happen. In the end one step ahead two steps backwards.

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