Official: Fulham secure deal for Arsenal’s Calum Chambers

Fulham have this evening announced the loan signing of Calum Chambers from Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Struggles

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea battles for possession with Calum Chambers of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Done deal

The front-runner for Chambers’ signature, in the form of Fulham, have tonight confirmed the Englishman’s arrival on a season-long loan:

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