Arsenal pour cold water over shock Premier League raid for England international

Calum Chambers

No, not Jamie Vardy. The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are still strapped on the proverbial Cloud 9 over that particular deal. 

Instead, the Gunners have distanced reports linking their defender Calum Chambers with a shock move to Premier League rivals Watford this summer.

After seeing his progress stall in North London, the England international was limited to just two league starts for the club this season and had been linked with a move back to former club Southampton.

There were also suggestions he could move across to Hertfordshire for the course of the season, though reports in the Evening Standard indicate otherwise.

While the Hornets are believed to be interested in the 21-year old, it is understood no decision has yet been made over his future.

A £16m signing from Saints back in 2014, the versatile defender broke into the England squad before seeing the likes of Hector Bellerin emerge at the Emirates Stadium, forcing him out of Arsene Wenger’s starting XI.

‘For me, I just want to play games, so, yeah, that’s it for me’, he said when quizzed about his future.

“But at the moment I am not thinking too much about next season, I just want to go and enjoy my summer. Then we’ll get back at it soon.”

Can Wenger develop Chambers into a top class centre-half some day? Could England really do with him? 

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