Fulham have this evening announced the loan signing of Calum Chambers from Premier League rivals Arsenal.
Chambers, a versatile 23-year-old defender who is generally deployed as a centre-half but can also line out at right-back, has been on the books of Arsenal since 2014, when he made the move to the Emirates from Southampton as a highly-regarded teen.
However, his time in North London has since proven an up-and-down affair, with the 3-time capped English international having struggled to ever truly establish himself as first-choice for a prolonged stretch under Arsene Wenger.
After racking up a respectable 17 Premier League starts during his debut campaign with the Gunners, Chambers managed just 2 starts the following season, leading to a loan spell with Middlesbrough for the 2016/17 campaign, where the stopper impressed despite the club’s relegation to the Championship.
However, after another season at the Emirates during which he failed to beat out competition from the club’s first-choice central defenders over the last year, Chambers has since been inevitably linked with a 2nd loan departure from the Emirates.
The front-runner for Chambers’ signature, in the form of Fulham, have tonight confirmed the Englishman’s arrival on a season-long loan:
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 7, 2018
Delighted to have signed for @FulhamFC on a year long loan! I felt this was the right thing to do at this point in my career and I’m up for the challenge! Wish everyone at @Arsenal the very best for the season! pic.twitter.com/B6CbSwwE0I
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) August 7, 2018