Report: Newspaper understand Arsenal's Chambers has been made available for loan

Calum Chambers struggled for playing time over this past season with Arsenal.

Arsenal's Calum Chambers header is saved by Blackburn's Andrew FisherArsenal's Calum Chambers 

The Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is prepared to let Calum Chambers leave the Emirates on loan, as he steps up his search for a new defender.

The former Southampton man endured a difficult 2015/16 season, and found his first-team opportunities limited. The newspaper understand that Wenger has now sanctioned a loan move for the player, in the hope that it will help develop Chambers into a more rounded Premier League player.

Arsenal's Calum Chambers, Santi Cazorla and Serge Gnabry celebrate after their first goalArsenal's Calum Chambers, Santi Cazorla and Serge Gnabry 

Chambers, 21, was part of the England U21 team which won the Toulon tournament in Japan on Sunday, and The Telegraph report that numerous Premier League club officials were in attendance following being alerted to his availability.

The newspaper claim he was scouted by representatives from Southampton, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Swansea City and Watford.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the matchArsenal manager Arsene Wenger 

The Telegraph also report that Wenger has identified a top class defender as one of his priorities and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly has emerged as a potential target, with the Senegal international valued at around £20million.

Wenger is understood to rate Chambers highly, however, and sees him as a future centre-back for the Gunners, with the hope that a loan move will aid his progression.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the match Arsene Wenger has identified a new centre-back as a priority

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