The BBC’s David Ornstein has claimed that Arsenal’s 23-year-old centre-back Calum Chambers has signed a new contract.
Calum Chambers has put an end to any speculation linking him with an exit from Arsenal after reportedly signing a new contract.
Not many Arsenal fans would have expected to see this news in a transfer window in which many had expected to see Chambers leave the club.
The 23-year-old came close to joining Crystal Palace last summer and after failing to really hold down a starting spot last season, many expected it to be his last at the club.
Calum Chambers will today sign a new 4yr contract with Arsenal to keep him there until 2022. Only signed 2yr extension in Oct 2017 that tied him down until 2021 but new head coach Unai Emery sees huge potential in 23yo + wants him to compete for starting berth at centre-back #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 29, 2018
But that is not the case with head coach Unai Emery reportedly keen on allowing Chambers to challenge for a starting spot in the coming season.
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Chambers will compete with Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Shkodran Mustafi and, presumably, Sokratis Papastathopoulos too.
It could prove to be a shrewd decision to keep hold of Calum Chambers. The Englishman has shown signs of becoming an excellent centre-back in the four years since his move from Southampton.