Arsenal have confirmed that defender Calum Chambers will be out for the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
The 24 year old picked up the defeat in the first half of the home defeat against Chelsea last weekend, and underwent surgery successfully on Thursday, with his recovery time anywhere between six and nine months. It is a blow to Chambers who has been one of Arsenal’s better performers this season, having made 18 appearances for the club in all competitions, having returned from a spell on loan with Fulham last campaign.
It means that Arsenal are more likely than ever to dip in to the transfer market to sign a replacement, with Rob Holding still fighting his own way back to fitness after recovering from a long-term injury himself, and the club also willing to listen to offers for German international Shkodran Mustafi – if any buyer can be found.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.