Aston Villa have completed the signing of defender Calum Chambers from Arsenal on a free transfer. Chambers, who has three caps for England, was out of contract this summer at the Emirates and has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Villa Park. He becomes new Villains boss Steven Gerrard’s fourth signing since taking over. Chambers follows Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona, Lucas Digne from Everton and Robin Olsen on loan from Roma.
Calum Chambers Leaves Arsenal for Aston Villa
Chambers Exited to be at Aston Villa
Welcome to Aston Villa Football Club, @CalumChambers95. ✍️
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 27, 2022
Speaking after he was announced as Aston Villa’s newest signing, Calum Chambers spoke of his excitement at joining the club. He told the official website of Aston Villa: “It’s a massive club and they’re in a great moment at this moment in time.
“It’s a very exciting place to be and everyone can see that from the outside. Things are happening here and it’s definitely moving in the right direction. For me, it was a no-brainer to join a great club. It was the right thing for me to do.
“It’s a great club, it’s a massive club. I’ve played at Villa Park a few times and it’s a great stadium with a great set of fans. The manager did very well at Rangers. He’s a young, exciting manager and I can’t wait to work with him.”
Chambers Leaves Arsenal After Almost Eight Years
Calum Chambers spent almost eight years in London with Arsenal. He signed as a 19-year-old for an undisclosed fee that had the potential to rise to £16 million in 2014 after impressing at Southampton as a teenager. He would go on to play 122 games for the Gunners in all competitions, winning the Community Shield in 2014 and the FA Cup in 2015. The central defender, who can also play at full-back and as a defensive midfielder, would also become a full England international while at the club.