Cape Town - Southampton have sold yet another player as Calum Chambers departed the club for a fee of £16 million.
Calum Chambers left Southampton join Arsenal and becomes Arsene Wenger's fourth signing of the summer transfer window.
"The way he (Chambers) adapted to the Premier League
last season with Southampton at a young age shows he has tremendous
"We are very pleased that Calum has agreed to join
us," Wenger told the club's official website. "The way he adapted to
the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows he has
"He has a lot of the attributes that we look for in a
young player and I am sure he will do well with us.”
Calum Chambers is extremely pleased to be joining Wenger's side and is excited to play under the guidance of the Frenchman.
Chambers said: "I am so happy to be signing for
Arsenal. They are a team I have much admired for their playing style, and a
team who have been one of the top sides in Europe for many years.
"I'm looking forward to joining up with my new
team-mates today and beginning preparation for the season ahead.
"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you
to everyone at Southampton FC for everything they have done for me and for
making this move possible."
Chambers will join new signings Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina, as the club looks to fight for the 2014/15 English Premiership title.
Arsenal take on Manchester City in the FA Community Shield on August 10 while the Gunners open their English Premiership campaign on August 16, at home, to Crystal Palace.