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Arsenal complete signing of Calum Chambers 1

Posted on July 29, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal has completed the signing of young defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee potentially rising to £16million. The youngster had been linked with the move for a few months and has now put pen to paper with the Gunners.

Highly-rated

Chambers is highly-rated, despite the fact that he has made just 18 Premier League starts and four substitute appearances in the top-flight. In those appearances he did produce some impressive performances and showed a maturity greater than his years.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that the move was a gamble, but the Frenchman seems to believe that the youngster’s potential outweighs the risk.

Is Calum Chambers really worth £16M? 1

Posted on July 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Southampton defender Calum Chambers close to sealing a £16M deal to join Arsenal this summer, is he really worth such a valuation?

The 19-year-old made 22 Premier League appearances last season for Southampton, averaging a tackle or assist every 25 minutes. He completed 683 passes, while making more than 80 crosses.

Considering Arsenal supporters were hoping the club would look to sign a dominating midfielder who can help with more ball retention and nullifying the threat of the opposition, to have the Gunners spending such a large amount of money on a young defender, of whose favourite position is covered already by Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson, will irk many fans.

Carl Jenkinson will benefit from loan move 0

Posted on July 26, 2014 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, four Premier League clubs are battling out for the signature of Arsenal’s highly-rated young full-back Carl Jenkinson. The 22-year-old looks to be set to slip down the full-back pecking order with the proposed signing of Southampton youngster Calum Chambers.

Competition

Last season Jenkinson had club stalwart Bacary Sagna for competition for that right-back spot. With the Gunners replacing Sagna with Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle and Chambers seemingly heading for the Emirates all of a sudden he finds himself third choice right-back.

Calum Chambers still on Arsenal radar 1

Posted on July 16, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal could be set to make a move for Southampton’s talented young full-back Calum Chambers. The Gunners are reportedly on the verge of completing the signing of France full-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle.

Debuchy is likely to replace the now departed Bacary Sagna as first choice right-back for the Gunners, but the north London outfit seem to be ready to sign Chambers as backup to the Frenchman.

Youngster

Chambers is yet another talented young player off the Saints seemingly endless conveyor belt of talent from their academy. The 19-year-old broke into the Saints team last season and started 18 Premier League games for the side from the south coast and also made four substitute appearances.

Is it genius or madness that Arsene Wenger is signing Premier League talent from lesser clubs? 5

Posted on July 06, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal in the market for Newcastle fullback Mathieu Debuchy and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, is it wise for manager Arsene Wenger to be procuring Premier League talent currently playing for considerably less clubs?

Debuchy may play for a side who finished in 10th place last season, but he was keeping former Arsenal first-choice right-back Bacary Sagna out of the France starting lineup in this summer’s World Cup. Last season, he averaged a tackle or interception every 16 minutes, while scoring once and making three assists.

Arsenal target reportedly not returning to Southampton 0

Posted on July 05, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is that confident of a move away from St Marys this summer that he has told his Saints teammates he will not return to the club from the south coast.

Target

The 24-year-old has been linked with a £20million move to both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent weeks and he is confident that he will join the mass exodus from the south coast club. Arsenal boss and compatriot Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer of the defensive midfielder.

Could Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin be Mikel Arteta’s eventual replacement? 0

Posted on May 01, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to Goal, Arsenal are looking into signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The French midfielder has impressed for the surprise package side this season and could well be the successor for Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, who has just one more year left on his deal with the Gunners.

Schneiderlin, signed from Racing Strasbourg in 2008, has trumped Arteta this season. The 24-year-old boasts having made more tackles (3.5 per game), more interceptions (2.1 per game), and makes more key passes (0.9 per game).

Who would you like to see in the Arsenal dugout next season? 4

Posted on April 08, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal recent slump in form and boss Arsene Wenger’s contract situation has put the veteran French boss’ future in north London in doubt. I think most us know that he is too stubborn to quit and the Gunners board are very unlikely to fire him, but if he did leave Arsenal here are some of the likely candidates:

Roberto Martinez (Everton)

Fresh off the back of a 3-0 win over Arsenal and leading Everton to their highest points total in the Premier League era, the Spaniard is doing a fine job on a small budget on Merseyside. The 40-year-old is regarded as one of the European games brightest young up-and-coming coaches.

Arsenal interested in Southampton defender Calum Chambers 0

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to talkSPORT, Arsenal are enquiring about the possibility of signing Southampton defender Calum Chambers.

The 19-year old has impressed in the games he’s played in for the Saints this season, and is said to be a target with the future of Bacary Sagna still in doubt.

Chambers has made 18 appearances this season, but has recently lost his place in the side the past few weeks. He’s regarded as a hot prospect for the future, but has already shown plenty of promise that he could make a big contribution now.

Morgan Schneiderlin drops Arsenal hint 0

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has suggested that he could join Arsenal in the future. The French footballer admits he is hoping to leave the Saints for a big European club and the Gunners appear to be one of the contenders for his signature.

After helping the club gain back to back promotions and reach the top flight, the 24-year-old has largely impressed in his first two Premier League campaigns, proving he has what it takes to play at the highest level.



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