West Ham United have identified Arsenal centre-back, Calum Chambers, as a loan target as they look to strengthen their struggling back-line before the transfer window closes. England international is being eyed after the Hammers have failed with several bids for Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski.
It’s suggested that Calum’s ability to also play at right-back make the player an attractive option, with David Moyes also eyeing full-back reinforcements. The Hammers switching their attentions to Chambers comes just days after teammate Rob Holding would turn down a move to West Ham United.
The 25-year-old centre-back started 16 of his 18 matches last campaign, the defender hasn’t played for Arsenal at all this year due to a severe knee problem. The Englishman is actually a much more experienced option than Holding, with the centre-back playing 139 PL games to date, compared to his teammate’s 41.
Calum, who has had loan spells with Middlesbrough and Fulham, has also made a handful of matches as a defensive midfielder. Arsenal strongly linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar.
While Spanish manager has many centre-back options in Gabriel Magalhaes, Holding, Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Sokratis, Shkodran Mustafi, Pablo Mari, William Saliba and Chambers, Arsenal should hold fire on sanctioning any loan exits due to the constant injury troubles they have with their centre-back.
Calum Chambers could see game-time hard to come by this term. The London giants have signed Gabriel Magalhaes, while William Saliba has arrived in Arsenal from St Etienne. Hammers are not alone in their pursuit of Chambers, though.