Chambers, who joined Arsenal in 2014 from Southampton, is another fringe player at the Emirates, making just 12 Premier League appearances over the past two seasons and he has not even made the substitutes bench in the last 2 months.
Everton's need for more cover at right-back for the ageing Seamus Coleman. However, with the club not willing to sanction any major spending, he is being forced to pursue low-cost deals.
Chambers, at 26. could fit the bill, and is valued at just £5m by the Gunners, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
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1 Posted 17/11/2021 at 11:37:49
2 Posted 17/11/2021 at 11:52:29
3 Posted 17/11/2021 at 12:21:29
4 Posted 17/11/2021 at 12:57:14
5 Posted 17/11/2021 at 13:20:19
6 Posted 17/11/2021 at 13:51:48
7 Posted 17/11/2021 at 14:05:57
It's no use bemoaning every potential signing for not being a Lionel Messi. We aren't shopping at Harrod's anymore. All we can hope is we spend the right amount on players who give us something we currently lack. The summer signings fell into that category and so far have proved to be money well spent (or, in some cases, not spent).
Just because this lad comes from Arsenal doesn't mean he is a signing like Iwobi.
Different money, different position. I think it makes sense and, if it happens, I will not be slagging him off before he's had the chance to play.
8 Posted 17/11/2021 at 14:53:31
Chambers is too full of mistakes and lack of concentration. We cannot keep being linked with failures despite the lack of spending power.
9 Posted 17/11/2021 at 15:27:45
In the early summer, the long-linked Aarons never materialised and we couldn't raise the £20M+ to compete for Denzil Dumfries. It's where we are for now.
I feel for Kenny. Behind Coleman and 2 centre-backs in the pecking order and the club are linked with another pair of back-up right-backs. I'm not saying he's good enough (sadly), but he must be kicking his heels. I guess we couldn't get any takers.
The reporting is consistent that we're priortising the other Arsenal player over Chambers. So back-up to a back-up to a back-up.
10 Posted 17/11/2021 at 16:35:57
11 Posted 17/11/2021 at 16:41:24
Mazraoui is also out of contract at the end of the season - with a much better pedigree than almost all other RBs we're linked with. He'd probably be a very good signing but will have quite a few options (one of which might be Newcastle).
Not sure Chambers is really any better than Holgate.
Expecting us to sign Maitland-Niles though, who is out of contract in 2023.
12 Posted 17/11/2021 at 16:43:26
Or is it like playing for Celtic means Rangers will not want you? But I think Kenny was decent up in Scotland.
13 Posted 17/11/2021 at 16:48:49
14 Posted 17/11/2021 at 16:49:21
15 Posted 17/11/2021 at 17:12:00
I see Maitland-Niles as a decent squad player but not an outstanding right-back. I believe we have under-estimated Coleman's contribution to the cause and, if we weaken that position by not getting a good quality replacement, it will set us back enormously.
Full-back or wing-back has become one of the most important positions in the modern game IMO.
I also believe that Chambers should not even be in the conversation.
16 Posted 17/11/2021 at 17:18:45
Tomayisu will not be easily displaced and I think Maitland-Niles is one of those hard-luck Premier League stories of players getting underused by a coaching carousel, which affected development.
And by the way, playing next to David Luiz would not help anyone's development at centre-back or right-back. He has been out a lot so it could be a Delph thing but, at 26, I think he could add to the squad more than the injured list.
17 Posted 17/11/2021 at 17:33:15
We will be linked with Phil Jones next.
18 Posted 17/11/2021 at 17:44:24
19 Posted 17/11/2021 at 17:51:26
20 Posted 17/11/2021 at 17:56:30
21 Posted 17/11/2021 at 18:01:24
Whether he'll ever offer as much as Coleman in his prime, only time will tell.
But, due to his contract situation, he'll be decent value compared with, say, Aarons – has much more experience than Patterson and Premier League experience at that (compared to, say, Celik). So a decent signing on paper at least.
22 Posted 17/11/2021 at 18:37:30
23 Posted 17/11/2021 at 18:57:03
Because his playing starts don't suggest he is...
24 Posted 17/11/2021 at 19:04:19
I think Benitez and Brands will be after a couple of loans or loan with options to buy in January and they'll be trying to go under the radar.
Van de Beek keeps getting mentioned; it would be good to get him on loan with an option. Talk of Arsenal's Pepe as well, loan to buy. Diaz of Porto still being rumoured.
I wouldn't mind Maitland-Niles, also Patterson looks a real proposition. The latter would be a gamble but could become a crowd favourite, he gets involved and looks aggressive. A natural successor for Seamus.
Also, reports a Turkish club wants Rondon in January. Benitez should cut his losses if true and let him go, rethink the reserve forward or promote Ellis Simms for the job.
25 Posted 17/11/2021 at 19:30:11
I reckon he could be a very good squad member for us, as we have no decent depth in all of the positions he can play. I think, with a fair wind and considering how limited we will be in terms of transfer business, he'd be starting the majority of games if he signed for us – mainly in midfield, as after Allan (who may be looking to leave) and Doucouré he'd be our next best option to start.
It's a No for me on Chambers. Again, he's not a full-back, and was only played there by Arsenal out of desperation. He's a centre-half, and not one we should be looking to sign; I reckon Branthwaite shows greater promise at centre-half, and whoever we sign as a right-back should be a specialist and a genuine first-choice starter.
26 Posted 17/11/2021 at 19:36:48
I agree. He seems just like another "body," and one who couldn't master his own centre-back role, much less right-back. I feel even at a low price he'd be soon categorized as "deadwood."
27 Posted 17/11/2021 at 19:50:26
I'm going down the B Team rabbit hole, so I'll stop!!!
Andrew, I got confused reading about Maitland-Niles. He's described as a right-back and a left wing-back?? So your point about where he considers his best position could be accurate.
Given this is paper talk, maybe he was a target before we signed Gray and Townsend? So now it could be Chambers we're going after?
I'm falling into the trap of trying to put sense to rumours. Again, I'll just stop.
28 Posted 17/11/2021 at 20:15:19
But still the club refused to sell him to Burnley, even though we were in breach of FFP, and this has therefore ended up costing us at least £5 million (plus 18 months wages, unless Celtic paid his full wages for 6 months).
29 Posted 17/11/2021 at 20:17:58
FFP has scuppered us but, then again, our inept recruitment did the bulk of the work. Loan signings at best for the foreseeable until we sell Richarlison and/or Calvert-Lewin, then we have to spend wisely. No great confidence in that.
30 Posted 17/11/2021 at 20:21:16
I have tended to find that some of our 'in the know' TW contributors are more reliable than the twaddle generally churned out by the newspaper community.
31 Posted 17/11/2021 at 20:43:14
I have not checked him out and have not seen him play. I wouldn't bet against anyone Robert considers a decent prospect, just thought that Chambers may be worth the punt at £5M.
And if I read the scattershot right, it seems taking Callum would improve our chances of getting Maitland-Niles but not sure if that is an Arsenal two for one or if Maitland-Niles would be more likely to accept a loan to us on that condition.
32 Posted 17/11/2021 at 20:47:44
Sorry but that's just not true; Kenny was generally competing with Kyle Walker-Peters and Callum Connolly for the right-back and/or left-back position (all of them played both at different times).
Maitland-Niles was always playing in midfield, so was mostly up against Ryan Ledson, Jordan Rossiter, Lewis Cook, Josh Onomah and Ovie Ejaria (amongst others) from Under-17s to Under-20s.
If anything, Maitland-Niles started off as an attacking midfielder, and latterly settled into a central midfield role – but he was never a right-back at junior international level.
33 Posted 17/11/2021 at 21:33:37
Unless Dale has ever watched a particular episode of Only Fools and Horses, then I doubt very much he will understand what you mean by "Is he the Italian bloke"?
34 Posted 17/11/2021 at 21:40:17
Ahh, it all makes sense now. I did spell it 'comradery' though. Well done Mike even if I was too thick to get it.
35 Posted 17/11/2021 at 05:31:12
This time next year, Rodney! :-)
36 Posted 18/11/2021 at 08:31:51
I reckon Nathan Patterson will follow Stevie Gee La to Aston Villa.
37 Posted 18/11/2021 at 09:06:24
We have Jonjoe Kenny as good cover for Coleman. He might not be the answer but he is a full-back that has been pretty unlucky in not getting a run in the team.
We don't have any cover whatsoever for Digne!
38 Posted 18/11/2021 at 11:52:07
39 Posted 18/11/2021 at 12:00:39
Its like a Who's Who of Rubbish. If they can't make it there, how are they going to do better at our place??? AVOID.
40 Posted 18/11/2021 at 12:52:10
And I hate to have to say this but you missed:
Maybe Lennon wasn't quite as bad as the rest... and there have been some (extremely rare) good uns, to be fair.
41 Posted 18/11/2021 at 12:57:37
42 Posted 18/11/2021 at 13:37:43
I wouldn't put Maitland-Niles in quite that category. Chambers possibly.
But Maitland-Niles is (flattering a bit here) more your Arteta, Pienaar type - being a player with talent who has lost his way a bit and needs a break.
Also now looking at Pepe by all accounts who possibly sits in that category too. There's a good player in there who needs a clear role in a side that plays to his strengths.
These are not ideal signings by any stretch - with a decent risk they don't work out. But they do at least represent reasonable value for that risk.
43 Posted 18/11/2021 at 14:39:08
Patterson from Rangers seems a better bet. It can't be that hard to find someone, we've only been looking for 5 years...
44 Posted 18/11/2021 at 16:43:31
It was a reference to Only Fools and Horses – Del showing a childhood photo of theirs, and Trigger asked if Camaraderie was the Italian kid... 😳
45 Posted 18/11/2021 at 16:50:31
I thought I played the unknowing Yank role rather well, thank you very much.
46 Posted 18/11/2021 at 16:51:32
I saw the post and it came to me straight away.
As for Everton, we've got to get it right somewhere along the line. 30 years and got to be over a billion spent and absolutely nothing to show for it?
47 Posted 18/11/2021 at 16:54:25
48 Posted 18/11/2021 at 19:36:02
49 Posted 18/11/2021 at 20:57:03
I know we are potless but he is not going to take us to the next level and we may end up with another bench warmer down the track.
Ditto with Maitland-Niles, he is not a defender but is quite pacy and may be able to contribute in midfield or attack.
50 Posted 19/11/2021 at 07:37:58
Anders Limpar was probably an exception to the rule..but yeah most of the cast offs from Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham were gash.
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