By Joe Nelson
Arsenal have agreed a deal with Middlesbrough for Calum Chambers to join on a season-long loan, according to a report.
Sky Sports News claimed on their Twitter account on Monday afternoon that the England international, 21, is set to spend the campaign at the Riverside Stadium.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 29, 2016
The Mirror reported there is interest from Hull and West Ham in the Chambers but Middlesbrough appear to have won the race to sign the versatile defender.
Chambers failed to impress for the north Londoners both in the latter stages of last season and in his sole appearance this season, a 4-3 drubbing at home to Liverpool.
He has already seen his position usurped by new signing and fellow England under-21 international Rob Holding, who has put in two exemplary performances away to Leicester and Watford in the Gunners’ last two league outings.
This would have left Chambers with very limited first team opportunities under Wenger and will now hope to get a full season’s worth of action up in the North East with Aitor Karanka’s men.
The Mail claimed on Wednesday that Chambers would be allowed to leave the Emirates Stadium on a temporary basis, but will not be sold in a permanent deal.
It is said that manager Arsene Wenger had decided the England international needs regular game time and the best solution is a new club for the 2016-17 season, that club now being Middlesbrough.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the Gunners are in talks to sign this international attacker.