Arsenal have received a loan bid for one of their fringe first-team stars, sanctioning a move could be difficult given the Gunners’ lack of options in this position.
According to The Mirror, Sheffield United have enquired about the loan signing of Arsenal defender Calum Chambers.
Blades boss Chris Wilder is keen on bolstering his defensive options ahead of Sheffield’s first Premier League campaign since the 2006/07 season.
The Mirror understand that the 24-year-old’s potential move hinges on Arsenal boss Unai Emery, the Spaniard won’t allow the England international to leave until the Gunners resolve their defensive situation.
Laurent Koscielny sparked controversy last month after refusing to travel on the club’s pre-season tour and Shkodran Mustafi is out of favour with Emery.
The club’s hierarchy can’t sanction Chambers’ exit until the Gunners sign a new centre-back.
The Mirror claim that Wilder sees Chambers as a solid addition to his squad, it’s understood that the Blades boss finds the star’s versatility as extremely useful.
Chambers made 31 Premier League appearances for Fulham, the ace was definitely one of the better performers in the relegated side and he even found a new lease of life after being moved into a defensive midfield role.
Chambers has made 83 appearances across all competitions since joining the Gunners, the England international has struggled to nail down a place in the first-team which subsequently led to loan moves to Middlesborough and Fulham in recent years.
Check out some reaction from these Arsenal fans to Sheffield’s bid for Chambers:
No more loans for Chambers. It’s decision time, will we keep him or sell him?
— Trafalgar… (@imTrafalgar) August 4, 2019
No thanks. Either sell him for £25m+ or keep, because I don’t want Mustafi being that relied on
— throwaway258 (@throwaway2581) August 4, 2019
— ._ (@knowledgetree12) August 4, 2019
Either sell or keep. No more loans for Chambers.
— Colin Teo (@colintsc) August 4, 2019
— Med Wassim (@Wassim91909212) August 4, 2019
Sell or Keep
— 4RealMike?? (@4RealMike12) August 4, 2019
Sell him or keep him cuz we don’t have bodies if he leaves
— Talal (@Gharaballi) August 4, 2019
Yeah great idea let’s get rid of another centre back.
— – (@Footballfan0108) August 4, 2019
Chambers joined from Southampton in the summer of 2014, according to BBC Sport, the deal taking the ace to the Emirates Stadium was worth around £16m.