Arsenal reject Leicester bids for Calum Chambers

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Having been prepared to let Calum Chambers go this summer, Arsene Wenger appears to have had a change of heart, and the England U21 international looks set to stay with us next season.

Last night it’s reported that Leicester City made two bids for the former Southampton man, both of which were rejected.

Chambers had been targetted earlier in the window by Crystal Palace but their bid fell short of Arsenal’s valuation.

The 22 year old is currently sidelined with a minor injury but should be available again after the international break.

Earlier, Shkodran Mustafi’s move to Italy broke down, and he too will remain a Gunner for the 2017-18 season.

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OppiK
OppiK

Ok

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

As long as we still have some defenders

Eamonn
Eamonn

Here, why cant we have both Draxler and Sanchez?

Dont want to get Draxler just for the sake of replacing Sanchez!

L\'Cham
L\'Cham

Maybe we sign Draxler and don’t tell Sanchez. It’ll be like IW8 bumping into DB10 at the petrol station all over again.

Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock

You’ve not been following Arsenal very long have you mate?

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Are you crazy!! And what then? Put up a title challenge??! You’re mad sir, we don’t do title challenges here.

Jack
Jack

Probably holding out until Leicester make a lower bid

RIK00
RIK00

You had me scared – I read that as Holding out..

Chilli
Chilli

I downloaded the internet

Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock

I’m pleased about this. Just a shame we can’t ditch mustafi ,he’s shit

Martin
Martin

Yes an established German international is shit. Had a good first season and improving all the time.

Doug
Doug

You really are a laughing stock aren’t you?

dutchgunner
dutchgunner

I want to read articles about buying players. /wishfull thinking

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We have the most impotent manager and board in the PL….

Red-Wing
Red-Wing

Good. Keeping him makes sense, he’s shown he’s got potential. But he needs game time (Europa League, cups, rotation for the league).

adgonner
adgonner

Hmm

George
George

I know he never set the world on fire, but I think we’ve given Chambers a raw deal. Maybe this will now work out for everyone?

goongot
goongot

announce draxler or announce wenger out.

Charlie Georgious
Charlie Georgious

Tell me if I’m wrong but this means our central defence will consist of injury prone players entering the final years of their career, players the manager has no faith in whose he’s failed to move on and Rob Holding. Wow. Even by our standards that dysfunctional.

A different George
A different George

If a back three:
(1) Mustafi/Koscielny/Monreal; (2) Mustafi/Mertesacker/Koscielny; (3) Holding/Koscielny or Mertesacker/Koscielny or Monreal; (4) Chambers on the right with various of these combinations; (5) any of the above with Kolasinac in place of Monreal on the left (NOT in the center).

Looks fine to me. Now add a genuine holding midfielder (like Kante or Matic) in front of them.

Nightmare
Nightmare

Phew, looks like we might have a defence after all!!!

TeeCee
TeeCee

Unfortunately that doesn’t mean we’ll actually use it…

Lwsc
Lwsc

Why on earth are we not trying to do a deal involving Chambers+cash one way and Mahrez the other? Sorry, must be mistaking us for a serious football club with some modicum of ambition…

Rich
Rich

Mahrez has agreed to go elsewhere.
Chelsea Apparently?

Keeping it real
Keeping it real

They said on the Radio he was going to SHIT and you know who that is.

Ayleym
Ayleym

Just highlights even more that we don’t know what we’re doing.

First telling a player he’s not needed at the club then rejecting offers and keeping hold of him.

How must this make a player feel?

Who makes these decisions?

What is going on at this club?

Mark
Mark

Sounds like we are willing to selling him, but 20 million was 7 million too low. If we don’t want him sell him for 22 or so and reinvest in someone we actually want and will play and contribute for a change.

I look at the 52 million combined we spent last year on Mustafi and Perez and it is likely one or both will be gone today and if either stays won’t be in Wenger’s plans.

We are plus 27 million right now with more to come from potential sales today. Add Chambers to the list and get enough funds (since apparently we have none!) to get the players in that we need to change the makeup and mentality of the squad, players that are hunger and want to play for Arsenal (regardless of the stank around the club right now).

RuminatingGooner
RuminatingGooner

I think Monreal and Kolasinac must be praying for some CB to be left at the club for them to play normal football.

Maniac
Maniac

The one thing Wengers managed to do remarkably well this window is to alienate a large number of players. Just makes the year ahead even more awkward, and of course we can expect to see some great performances from the disgruntled players…

Rich
Rich

If we shift?
Debuchy
JW10
Perez
Akpom
Campbell
Alexis
Chambers
All permanently?
And actually sign no one?
I’d actually see it as progress.
This seasons a write off anyway.
We’ll need an even smaller squad next season when we don’t have any European football at all.
Knowing us though, we’ll end up spending the additional wages on contract renewals for Ozil, Walcott, Welbeck, Coquelin, Ramsey and Holding.

OneBeatOff
OneBeatOff

Waiting for Cleese, Palin, et.al. to walz out of the Arsenal HQ laughing and joking… silly gullible supporters. ?

ArsenAlan
ArsenAlan

I said a flip flop the flippie the flippie
To the flip flip flop and you don’t stop
The rock it to the bang bang boogie
Say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

Azy83
Azy83

End of last season to Chambers:

“Well done at Middlesbrough. But you’re not good enough for Arsenal. To be clear, you won’t play in pre-season, because we definitely don’t want you, you can leave in this transfer window.”

Transfer deadline day:

“Actually, you are good enough. Ignore what we said before. That was just bantz.”

This is why we’re a laughing stock. No leadership, no strategic transfer or clear direction. Just seems like we’re in it to make as much money as possible.

Anthony
Anthony

Thank fuck for that.

Wenger mama
Wenger mama

Flip flop lame wenger.
Bustard!

caligunner
caligunner

I wonder if he is really injured? No wonder AW hasn’t used him for the first 3 games. It would be so easy to have some kind of injury update on a weekly basis just so us fans can know and not speculate why a player isn’t being used.