Calum Chambers agrees deal with Arsenal

Arsenal defender, Calum Chambers is expected to sign a new four-year contract at The Emirates Stadium. Rumours were rife that the former England U21 star will be allowed to leave the club following the arrival of Unai Emery, though it would seem that the manager has seen enough in the player to encourage the club hierarchy to offer him new terms.

Arsenal have been linked to a number of central defenders including Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Caglar Soyuncu, but it seems that Chambers has a future at the club after all, as per David Ornstein, who works with The BBC.

Chambers has never established himself as a first choice player at the club since his move from Southampton in 2014, but he showed signs of progress anytime he was called upon last term. Manager, Unai Emery is prioritizing the Gunners backline after the arrivals of Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner while Papastathopoulos is also expected to join.

With the likes of Mavropanos and Rob Holding still at the club, it would he interesting to see how he will fit in all of them, though Holding and Mavropanos may likely leave on loan or permanently.

In his debut campaign in North London, he made 23 league appearances but had only played only 25 appearances since that time. In the 16/17 season, he was shipped out on loan to Middlesbrough, where he impressed and was even talked about as a first choice English international. With Laurent Koscielny out till around December, Emery wants Chambers to challenge for a starting spot as he believes in the player’s attributes. Chambers is a player that can play as a centreback right back and even as a defensive midfielder.

He reads the game very well, but can do more on his physicality. The 11-time England international only signed a new two-year extension nine months ago.

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