Calum Chambers has dodged questions over his future at Arsenal amid reports that Everton and Newcastle are interested in signing him this summer.
- Chambers has been linked with £15m permanent move to Everton or Newcastle
- Is concentrating on England u21s after traveling to Poland for UEFA European Under-21 Championship
- Didn’t wish to comment on future at Arsenal
- Hailed ‘great guy’ Per Mertesacker
Chambers, who impressed for England’s u21s against Sweden on Friday, has refused to comment on rumours that he could be leaving Arsenal this summer.
Both Everton and Newcastle have been linked with a £15m move for the 22-year-old. £1m less than the Gunners originally paid Southampton in 2014. However, according to reports, when asked about a potential move, the defender ‘didn’t wish to comment’.
Chambers then went on to praise his Arsenal teammate, Per Mertesacker, telling Kicker, “In the last few years he was my mentor. I’ve never seen such a professional, dedicated player, I’ve learned from him every day.
“He kept me on track, reminded me of the little things that brought you where you want to go. He’s a great guy.
“To learn from such a player and such a personality – I could not have done better. I just got better because I could train at his side every day.”
Chambers was solid while away on loan at Middlesbrough last season, making a total of 25 league appearances despite carrying a foot injury for 65 days in total.
He currently has three years left on his current Arsenal deal and while it would be a shame to let him go, especially for anything as low as £15m considering Boro’s Ben Gibson is apparently worth £30m, if he wants guaranteed, regular first team football, he could be looking to leave sooner than we expected.