It hasn’t taken long for Arsene Wenger to turn his attention to how his squad will remain balanced following the imminent arrival of Shkodran Mustafi.
Arsenal are due to announce the signing of the 24-year-old within the coming days after Valencia approved the sale providing the Gunners cough up £26million.
Being Wenger’s number one target he’d be silly to negotiate further, and whilst we welcome one defender to the club it looks as if we’ll be waving goodbye to another.
The future of Calum Chambers always looked shaky after Rob Holding took his spot in central defence vs. Leicester, and now reports close to the club have confirmed he’s set for a loan spell.
Chambers has struggled to establish his best position let alone a regular place in the squad, and for that reason he’ll now be given the chance to pick up senior minutes elsewhere.
It’s believed that the former Southampton man has taken the news well and understands that if he’s going to have a future at the club he’ll need to prove himself at a high level.
And according to Bleacher Report writer Dean Jones, the 21-year-old is eyeing up a move away from England to capitalise on first team football despite interest from some familiar faces.
Calum Chambers willing to look into move abroad (pref Italy/Spain) if Arsenal send him on loan. Stoke & West Brom already interested tho
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) August 25, 2016
Both Stoke City and West Brom have jumped on the chance to gain Chambers’ services for the campaign, with the young English defender being a great addition to any squad.
It’s unclear whether or not Chambers will have a say in where he is sent, but you can understand for personal reasons he would want a year away from it all to really focus on his ability.
Wenger might not be so keen on sending him to Spain or Italy however, with the importance of a loan spell focusing on the way he copes with the physicality of the English game.
Arsenal already have a good relationship with West Brom after loaning Serge Gnabry to the Baggies last year, and now Tony Pulis wants to capitalise on another Young Gun.