Arsenal center back Calum Chambers, currently on loan at Middlesbrough, could be sold this summer as Arsene Wenger - on the verge of signing a new contract - looks to completely revamp the roster before the start of the 2017-18 season.
Along with Chambers, the Mail on Sunday also reports that Wojciech Szczesny, Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Debuchy, Joel Campbell are “likely” to leave the club, while Carl Jenkinson and Kieran Gibbs are “expected” to leave this summer as well.
Chambers, purchased in 2014 from Southampton, has shown moments of genuine talent during his 59 total appearances for Arsenal, but has struggled to surmount first team center back stalwarts Laurent Kosicleny, Per Mertesacker, and Gabriel. Chambers’ loan to Middlesbrough was due to the imminent purchase of Shkodran Mustafi and the need for the Southampton youth academy graduate to feature regularly for an EPL club - something he looked very likely not to receive at Arsenal.
Rumors have been buzzing the last few weeks that Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino is desperate for a reunion with Chambers, which speaks to the value others put in Chambers, his talent, and his ceiling. It’s doubtful that Arsenal, and Arsene Wenger, enter into negotiations with their North London rival - especially if Arsenal fail to qualify for Champions League while Spurs do - but given what we know needs to happen within the squad and the urgency to respond to this disastrous season, it wouldn’t shock me to see players of Chambers’ ilk depart.