Southampton have confirmed on their official Twitter feed that Calum Chambers has moved to Arsenal, symbolising their second departure in as many days.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 28, 2014
The full-back was first linked with a move to the Gunners on Friday, with reports that he had undergone a medical with the north London side suggesting that a move was imminent.
Chambers is the second full-back to leave Southampton this summer, with former teammate Luke Shaw having joined Manchester United. Other departures from St. Mary’s this summer include Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert. Arsenal are also reportedly interested signing Morgan Schneiderlin from the south coast club.
This represents Arsenal’s fourth foray into the transfer market this summer, with them having already signed Alexis Sanchez, fellow right-back Mathieu Debuchy, and David Ospina, who impressed heavily at this summer’s World Cup for Colombia.
The transfer fee has been reported at around £11 million for the talented youngster, a significant outlay for a player who has played little Premier League football, but one that Arsene Wenger has clearly deemed worth the risk.