Arsenal have a one-year option to extend Calum Chambers’ contract, with the 26-year-old viewed as a positive influence at the club.
Calum Chambers broke into Mikel Arteta’s starting lineup towards the end of last season, having recovered from an ACL injury that kept him out for the first half of the campaign.
Chambers made 16 appearances for Arsenal in 2020/21, and he appeared to be the first-choice right-back come May. Encouragingly, Nicolas Pepe’s form also picked up in the last couple of games alongside Chambers.
The stats suggest he’s performing very well at full-back, particularly in aerial duels, clearances, interceptions, and assists. With Hector Bellerin seemingly leaving, Chambers’ contract situation comes into focus, as his deal expires in 2022.
However, The Athletic report that Arsenal have an option in the England international’s contract to extend his deal for a further year. At this stage, the option is still yet to be exercised.
Arsenal may not even need to activate it, as reports earlier this month suggested that they were planning to reward Chambers with a new contract this summer. So it’s possible they try that first and activate the one-year extension if they can’t find an agreement.
Either way, with The Athletic adding that Chambers is regarded as a good character and a positive influence, it seems he’s one Arsenal want to keep around.