Gunners bring in another new recruit.
Arsenal have completed the signing of Southampton starlet Calum Chambers for a undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £16m, according to the club’s official website.
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The 19-year-old made his Premier League debut for the Saints on the opening day of the 2013/14 campaign, going on to feature 22 times in the competition last term.
Chambers had been with the Saints since childhood, and made his breakthrough into the first team during the 2012/13 season.
Capable of playing in either defence or midfield, his versatility will come in handy for Arsene Wenger, who will be looking to add to last season’s FA Cup victory with more silverware.
Gunners boss Wenger expressed his delight at clinching a deal to land the England youth international by saying: “We are very pleased that Calum has agreed to join us. The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality. He has a lot of the attributes that we look for in a young player and I am sure that he will do well with us.”
Meanwhile, Chambers said: “I am so happy to be signing for Arsenal. They are a team I have much admired for their playing style, and a team who have been one of the top sides in Europe for many years. I’m looking forward to joining up with my new team-mates today and beginning preparation for the season ahead.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone at Southampton FC for everything they have done for me and for making this move possible.”
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