The Breakdown

Arsenal’s £12.6m-rated flop is surely at risk of ruining his career if he continues Emirates hell

It’s a new dawn for Arsenal fans with the Unai Emery era set to begin soon much to the delight of many of the fans in the Taervn. For some at the club, however, their Arsenal career could and should already be over. 

Southampton have consistently produced a great talent from their famed academy. Like other clubs in the Premier League, Arsenal have poached some of that talent in the form of Theo Walcott and more recently Calum Chambers.

The 23-year-old defender impressed during his time at Southampton but ever since making his move to the Gunners, he hasn’t been able to build on that impressive start and establish himself as an Arsenal starter. Whenever the England under-21 international has played for club, he has never looked comfortable and looks like he could make mistake at any point. Moreover, since his arrival, Arsenal have continued to splash the cash on defenders such as Shkodran Mustafi, fellow under-21 international Rob Holding and could once again be in the market having been linked with a move for Freiburg defender, Caglar Soyuncu.

Seemingly firmly down the pecking order, Chambers needs to look for a move away if he is still to have a career at the top level. The young defender only managed 12 games in the league for Arsenal last season and indeed, played his highest amount of league games (23) during his loan spell at Middlesbrough.

At 23, it’s crucial that he gets consistent game time and if he could target a move to a club like Bournemouth or Fulham, there’s still a strong possibility that he could fulfil the talent that everyone saw when he was at Southampton.

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