Although it has not been announced on the official Arsenal website yet, it appears that Arsene Wenger has wrapped up another first team transfer for the Gunners. The player who will soon be joining Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy in moving to the Emirates, is 19-year old Calum Chambers from Southampton, in a deal that will cost Arsenal around £7 million according to a report in The Mirror.
The reason I wonder whether Arsenal have gone for the right man from the Saints, is that the teenager is mainly known as a right back and there are at least two of his team mates at Southampton that I think would have been better signings for Arsenal.
I am not having a go at the lad, because he seems to be a great prospect. There are also suggestions that Wenger may be signing him to play in different roles, because the versatile youngster can also play in the centre of de3fence and as a defensive midfielder.
But if we wanted a defensive midfielder, why not go for Morgan Schneiderlin? And if we wanted a centre back, why not challenge Liverpool for Dejan Lovren? And if the youngster is coming to challenge Debuchy for the right back role, what is to stop us having another Carl Jenkinson type of situation in a couple of years? What do you think of this transfer news, Gooners, have we gone for the wrong man?