This Arsenal Site Savages The Idea Of Selling Chambers To Palace

0 Posted by - July 24, 2017 - Daily Thoughts, News

Crystal Palace continue to be heavily linked with a move for Arsenal's Calum Chambers and despite plenty of Eagles fans having their doubts over the defender, Gunners everywhere appear to be gutted at the prospect.

This piece absolutely savages the idea of letting Chambers leave for Palace. Arsenal fans seem to really rate the right-back.

Given the lack of game-time afforded to him by Arsene Wenger since he was signed from Southampton back in back in 2014, Calum has struggled to convince plenty of casual onlookers of his abilities. That said, his impressive displays for a doomed Middlesbrough side last season go a long way to proving that despite his tender age, (he's still just 22) he does have the stomach for a fight at either end of the Premier League table.

It is a testament to him, given few chances to impress in a red and white shirt, that his stock remains so high at The Emirates. It goes without saying that the class of defender available to Arsene Wenger is high but in the few opportunities he has been given, he's clearly made a hugely positive impact.

As I've touched upon previously, all Palace fans should be reminded of the fact, during their time together at Southampton, few could separate Chambers and Nathaniel Clyne ability-wise, regardless of the age gap that exists between the pair. I'm sure I don't need to remind any of you how fondly Clyne is remembered by the Selhurst Park faithful, making that comparison an extremely favourable one for the Arsenal man.

The frustration displayed by Gunners at the thought of losing Chambers acts as a hugely positive sign for me on a personal level, particularly when you consider the room that still exists for growth in his overall game. Known to be keen to link up with Frank de Boer given the Dutchman's preference for passing football, it's a move that could end up working out extremely well for both the club and the player if we can force it over the line.

Seeing the distraught rant of the Arsenal fan attached above has certainly raised my eyebrow and I'm sure it will yours too.

Enjoy.

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6 Comments

  • Richard C July 24, 2017 - 8:42 am Reply

    No surprise really the fans should feel that way, a lack of talented young defenders in the wings for the gooners means any signing at that position would have to be an expensive import. We all know how difficult it is to find top quality CH’s and I am not sure why they want to sell him. It could of course be paper talk and we’ll probably find he has signed a new contract shortly.

    • admin July 24, 2017 - 8:55 am Reply

      As far as I’m aware, he is genuinely pretty keen for the move, Richard.

  • Tony Jones July 24, 2017 - 9:09 am Reply

    Hope we sign him. Young, English, talented. There are’t too many of those around!

  • Richard C July 24, 2017 - 10:54 am Reply

    It’s not that I wouldn’t like him at Palace, but in the current era of paper talk I don’t believe anything until I see him walking through the door for a medical.

    • admin July 25, 2017 - 5:34 am Reply

      Makes total sense, the length of time it’s taken to push through the Riedewald deal proves you right there.

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh July 24, 2017 - 11:35 am Reply

    If Arsenal keep playing 3 at the back he might get a few more games. However, he would be almost guaranteed to start for us at either RB or CB and, as pointed out above, he has potential to become a top defender.

    It’s great being linked to exciting players but until some sign on the line and have a picture with the shirt am i not paying too much attention. Riedewald has taken long enough so can’t imagine how long it will take to negotiate a deal for an Arsenal player/England international. Feel like the longer these things drag out the more likely it is another club can sweep in an steal the player from under our noses.

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