PHOTO: Calum Chambers is all smiles with his new Arsenal teammates

Chambers has wasted no time settling in with the Arsenal squad as he travels to Austria for a pre-season training camp.

It appears Calum Chambers has not taken long to settle into life as an Arsenal player - as he has already been pictured smiling with his new teammates, Wojciech Szczesny and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Chambers completed a move from Southampton to the Premier League title hopefuls today, in a £16million deal, and already there is an anticipation about his development at the Emirates.

The English youngster made a number of appearances for Saints’ first-team last season and did enough to convince Arsene Wenger to take a ‘gamble’ on him this summer.

“He can play at centre-back, right-back and central midfield. I hope he will give us competition for the players in these three positions,” Wenger said.

“He hasn’t played many games, no, but the English players on the market in England are very expensive and at the end of the day I was ready to take a gamble because he is a player for the future.”

He will have his first chance to impress at his new club in Austria – where he was pictured travelling to – as the Gunners travel to the continent to step up their pre-season preparation.

His new boss has already said that he is a signing for the future, but Chambers may be expected to play for the first-team on fairly regular occasions this season.

Mathieu Debuchy is widely anticipated to be Arsenal’s first-choice right-back for the upcoming season, but Chambers has already proven he is capable of playing Premier League football and he will provide good cover for the French international.

The 19-year-old will come in as second choice, immediately overtaking Carl Jenkinson, who could move to Hull City or Newcastle United in the near future, in the pecking order.

Chambers is the fifth key player to leave Southampton this summer, after the departures of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw and he certainly doesn’t seem to be missing life at St. Mary’s.

He did, however, take the time to thank the club on Twitter for all they have done for his career.


By completing the switch, Chambers became the third Southampton star to move from the South-Coast to the Emirates Stadium in recent times.

Theo Walcott started the trend, before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain followed suit and if he can establish himself as his predecessors have then he looks set to have a promising career.

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