Calum Chambers joins Boro on loan

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Calum Chambers boro loan

Calum Chambers has joined Middlesbrough on loan for the duration of the 2016-17 season.

The 21 year old signed for the Gunners in the summer of 2014 from Southampton for a fee of around £16m. His Arsenal career began brightly, but in recent times he’s struggled to convince Arsene Wenger and started just 2 Premier League games last season.

At this stage of his career a loan is crucial, as without playing time he simply won’t develop.

Boro boss Aitor Karanka was a central defender during his playing career, so hopefully his experience and coaching, along with regular football, will see Chambers get back on the right track.

Speaking to Boro’s official website about the acquisition of Chambers, Karanka noted:

“I’m really pleased. It’s a position where we’ve been working towards bringing the right player in.

“We haven’t been in a hurry because Calum was the player we were waiting for, and he’s going to help us a lot.

“I’d like to say thank you to him because we know he had another offer, but he wanted to come here. That’s important and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

The door to his Arsenal career is definitely not closed according to the manager, but much will depend on how he performs for Boro this season. He definitely has potential, so good luck to him up there.

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Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Good luck

Bob Davis

He’ll be just fine. Really looking forward to seeing him play well! Show us what you can do, son!

Arsenal Pakistan!
Arsenal Pakistan!

Wish him the best! I’m still confident he can make it here but as a cb. Playing him in 3 different positions also didn’t help him imo. Really hope in about 3 years our 4cbs are mustafi holding chambers and Gabriel. Fingers crossed Gabriel and chambers can do a kos and coq respectively. 😉

Mein Bergkampf
Mein Bergkampf

The biggest thing to happen to Middlesbrough since Jeremie Aliadiere.

rossi88
rossi88

Teflon. ..Junior was the best thing to happen to Boro, come to think bout it, they did some how grab Mendieta…fuck knows how that happened! Good luck Callum

rossi88
rossi88

TBF. ..Junior was the best thing to happen to Boro, come to think bout it, they did some how grab Mendieta…fuck knows how that happened! Good luck Callum

rossi88
rossi88

TBF. ..Juninho was the best thing to happen to Boro, come to think bout it, they did some how grab Mendieta…fuck knows how that happened! Good luck Callum….fucking typo!

docciavelli
docciavelli

With Kos, Mustafi, and now Holding ahead of him – not to mention Gabriel and Per coming back mid-season – he wasn’t going to play without more injuries.

Which means he probably would be back in the starting XI in another few weeks. 🙁

Smashed them for 8
Smashed them for 8

Good luck, Calum! I’m sure he’ll do well and come back to us a better player

crapaud
crapaud

Wish him all the best – hope he comes back a beast. What a potential partnership we could have in the future – Chambers & Holding

wash_dc_gunner
wash_dc_gunner

Wish him all the best! Any idea what the other offer was?

docciavelli
docciavelli

Tony Pulis offered a baseball cap in return for the opportunity to turn Calum into an orc.

No thanks.

Carll
Carll

I love Chambers. Looking forward to him putting on the Arsenal red and white again in the next couple of years.

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

They’ve got themselves a very good player there. Good luck Calum. Come back stronger.

EZD
EZD

A loan move should be just what Calum needs, but I’d have felt a lot more comfortable if we waited until the January window to do it (by which point Gabriel and Jenko will be back and match fit).

I’m assuming Debuchy will go, so the backup options for RB will be either to rejig the central defence to put Mustafi out wide or play Coq out of position, neither of which Arsene will do unless he has to because of injury. I can see Hector playing every match and getting run into the ground. I’d just hate to see him get injured!

Granit(e) hard!
Granit(e) hard!

Just wondering if anybody knows if we have a back up natural RB now, or talented youngster, given that Debuchy wants to, and might go….and Jenks out till early next year?