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Official: Arsenal Announce Arrival Of £16m Teenage Defender Calum Chambers (First Photos)

By Chris Wright

It’s official people, Arsenal have splurged another £16million this summer to procure 19-year-old right-back Calum Chambers from Southampton (where else?), with the England U21 international signing a “long-term contract” at The Emirates.

The Gunners then released several photos of the youngster sporting his new colours, as well as unveiling his squad number for next season…

25 total senior appearances = £16million.

Something’s gone terribly wrong somewhere.

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By Chris on July 28th, 2014 in Arsenal, Newsnow, Southampton, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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7 Responses to “Official: Arsenal Announce Arrival Of £16m Teenage Defender Calum Chambers (First Photos)”

  1. Kingsland101 says:

    Worst bit of business by Saints in a long long time, including Osvaldo. Disgrace

  2. Kingsland101 says:

    But saying that, good luck to the lad. No resentment towards him at all, unlike his older counterparts (excluding SRL). He will do well at Arsenal. Debuchy should be slightly worried.

    Interesting how Wenger seems to get our best prospects for the best price, compared to how we rip off a fair few others. I just pray that if we have to sell Morgan (which we don’t and shouldn’t) then it’s to Spurs and not Arsenal, purely because I think there would be about a £15m difference in price.

  3. adam says:

    @Kingsland101: interesting perspective considering most thought Arsenal overpaid considering his experience level. People forget that ManU paid the same price for Zaha, and while the verdict is certainly still pending, Chambers seems destined to be more influential and important. Arsenal have never paid this type of money for this type of player in the past so it appears ambitious — assuming they fill other needs.

    Levy seems like a pretty tough negotiator, his whole stick is to buy young players and sell them at peak value or at least make some profit. So he charges exhorbitant fees and I think he likes a deal on the other side of the coin. Though, yes, he probably is quicker to let loose than AW.

  4. TXK06 says:

    Depending on which source you believe we bought The Ox for a similar fee with not that many more senior appearances at a much lower level than Premier League.

    Jury is out, but it could (fingers crossed) turn out to be not a bad bit of business.

    Time will tell…

  5. TXK06 says:

    Depending on which source you believe we signed the Ox for a similar fee with not all that many more senior appearances at a much lower level than the Premier League.

    The jury is obviously still out, but (fingers crossed) it could turn out to be a decent bit of business.

    Time will tell…

  6. TXK says:

    Depending on which source you believe we signed the Ox for a similar fee with not all that many more senior appearances at a much lower level than the Premier League.

    The jury is obviously still out, but (fingers crossed) it could turn out to be a decent bit of business.

    Time will tell…

  7. Mikey C says:

    You’d expect to pay more for attacking players like Oxlade-Chamberlain, defenders are always cheaper. Except when they come from Southampton!

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