Arsenal Close In On ‘Fourth’ Signing After Agreeing £12m Deal

By on July 26, 2014

According to widespread reports today, Arsenal are closing in on the signing of defender Calum Chambers from Southampton.

The 19-year-old right-back enjoyed his breakthrough year last season and went on to make 23 appearances after replacing Nathan Clyne in the first team.

We were being linked with him earlier in the summer but the speculation died down after we signed Mathieu Debuchy but it appears Arsene maintained his interest and has now made his move.

The Daily Mail claim Arsenal have agreed a £12m fee with the Saints while the BBC are reporting that the teenager underwent a medical on Friday, so it looks like a deal is close.

If the move goes through successfully then Chambers will be our fourth major signing this summer. Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy are already in the bag, while Arsene Wenger confirmed yesterday that David Ospina is set to join the club early next week.

Chambers arrival is likely to see Carl Jenkinson head out on loan to gain some much-needed first team experience, with Newcastle, West Ham and Southampton among those linked.

While he may not have an immediate impact on the first team, Chambers is a huge talent and many close to Southampton actually regard him as a better prospect that Luke Shaw, so it’s certainly an exciting signing.



  1. SAGunner

    July 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Is the old man going entirely senile?
    Is he forgetting that we need a good strong center field enforcer?
    And does he remember that we need a CF – Giroud is useless compared to what we need – he is not an Arsenal type striker… think what a decent striker will do playing in front of our midfield,
    but of course he is French – that – in Wengers eyes makes him good!

  2. Mickey Finn

    July 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Please tell me you’re being ironic, SAGunner.

  3. goodyp

    July 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    … Giroud scored 22 goals in all compititions.. If Giroud were to be in other club you guys will be aking wenger to sign him… I just read that Nice goal keeper that replaces Opina injured himself in training.. Who know if Nice will pull the plug on Opina’s deal..?? Chamber is just 19yrs.. I dont think Jakinson will be loan out..

  4. Tekola

    July 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    now the title has required holding midfielder like Patr. vera for Wenger

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  6. bonabau

    July 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    what we need as fan is agood central defender that arsenal m. Can sing and one more attacker like mairo B .or angle Di M .arsenal can win any league

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