Arsenal completes signing of Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers has joined Arsenal from Southampton on a long-term deal, the Premier League club has announced.

Chambers has been with Southampton since joining the academy aged seven, breaking into the first-team squad at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.

He made his Premier League debut for the Saints against West Brom on the opening day of last season before going in to feature 22 times for the club.

Arsenal have been linked with the 19-year-old for some time and following the completion of his medical, he has signed a long-term deal to move to the Emirates.

“I am so happy to be signing for Arsenal. They are a team I have much admired for their playing style, and a team who have been one of the top sides in Europe for many years. I’m looking forward to joining up with my new team-mates today and beginning preparation for the season ahead,” Chambers said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone at Southampton FC for everything they have done for me and for making this move possible.”
Manager Arsene Wenger believes Chambers is a player for the future and is confident he will prove a success in London.
“We are very pleased that Calum has agreed to join us. The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality. He has a lot of the attributes that we look for in a young player and I am sure that he will do well with us.”