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Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has signed a new long term deal with the Gunners to remain at the Emirates till 2021.
After spending last season on loan at relegated Middlesbrough, the future of the English international seemed uncertain last summer and he was linked with a host of Premier League clubs with London rivals Crystal Palace reported to be keen.
Chambers however remained at the Emirates for the season but has so far been on the fringes of the first team which further fueled speculation that the versatile defender could very well make a switch next year.
The 22-year-old has now quashed those rumors by putting pen to paper for another four years reports Daily Cannon
Whilst Gooners would be hoping for more exciting news on the contract renewal front from the likes of Mesut Ozil or even Danny Welbeck, it should however be remembered that Chambers may very well turn into a key player for the Gunners sooner rather than later.
Of the current first choice defenders at the Emirates, Nacho Monreal and Lorient Koscienly are on the wrong side of thirty while Shkodran Mustafi faces an uncertain future having been heavily linked with a move away last window.
Also with Per Mertesacker retiring next summer, Chambers will have a real chance to nail down a starting place next year. He has so far made just one senior appearance for Arsenal this season – a 45-minute showing in the EFL Cup – but the defender who can play both centrally and down the right is still very young and will definitely improve.
Chambers signed for Arsenal in 2014 from Southampton for around £18m. He’s gone on to make 60 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring three goals, while representing England three times at senior level.