Chambers Called to Man the Palace Defences


Despite impressing with England at the Under-21 European Championships, Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, 22, finds himself on the verge of an Emirates exit.

Signed from Southampton three years ago, the versatile defender finds himself reduced to the periphery of the Gunners first team. Having spent the previous season on loan at Middlesbrough, the youngster found he liked the taste of regular first team football he acquired, even though the Teesiders ended the campaign in the bottom three.

Having received good reports for his performances for club and country, Chambers hoped to break into the Arsenal first team, particularly with Arsene Wenger moving to a back three. However, it’s become apparent to Chambers that his role at the Emirates will be nothing more than as a bit-part player.

According to the Guardian, that alerted Crystal Palace’s new manager Frank de Boer and the Eagles contacted their north London rivals over Chambers availability. The Gunners want a fee of £25m which is more than de Boer is willing to pay. However, negotiations are ongoing which gives the south London club hope that a deal can be struck.

Chambers, with three England senior caps to his name, is a regular at the junior levels and was a member of the England squad which won the 2016 Toulon Tournament.