Report: Arsenal decide 'superb' 26-year-old can leave this month
Calum Chambers is one of the players Arsenal will listen to offers to during the January transfer window, with Sky Sports reporting that Pablo Mari could also leave.
Chambers may well have gone into this campaign with hopes of playing fairly regularly for Mikel Arteta’s side. After a torrid spell with injury, he ended last season as Arsenal’s best right-back. He was labelled ‘superb’ by Arteta after one display before the summer.
He did go on to start two of their opening three Premier League games this term. However, he has not featured in the top flight since August. And he has only been an unused substitute on two occasion since then.
So it should probably come as little surprise that Sky Sports is reporting that the Gunners are open to offers for Chambers this month. It is noted that his contract expires in the summer. Meanwhile, Pablo Mari – who cost £14 million – is also available.
Several Premier League sides could do a lot worse than sign Calum Chambers from Arsenal
Chambers has not had the easiest time since moving to the Emirates. Injuries have hurt his development. And he has never quite been able to establish himself in the side.
Arsenal improved their defensive options considerably over the summer. And with that, Chambers found himself back down the pecking order.
He turns 27 later this month. So he would surely relish the chance to head elsewhere.
There should be several Premier League sides who put themselves in the running. He is someone who can play in a variety of roles, including centre-back and defensive midfield.
And if he can stay fit and enjoy a run of games, he may only just be approaching the peak of years of his career.