Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to take Calum Chambers to court over nickname

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Calum Chambers has only been an Arsenal player for a matter of hours, but he's already rubbing one of his new team-mates up the wrong way after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed plans to launch a legal battle over the protection of his nickname. (Metro)

The Gunners midfielder known as 'Chambo' took to Twitter to welcome his fellow Southampton scholar to the Emirates Stadium, before jokingly announcing his intention to sue him in a bid to try and lose the moniker.

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"Although I'm ready to go to court regarding the whole nickname situation, really happy to see Calum Chambers at Arsenal. Big future! #chambo," he tweeted.

The 19-year-old defender formally completed his Arsenal transfer on Monday and immediately flew out with Arsene Wenger's first-team squad to a pre-season training camp in Austria.

Chambers is the fifth Southampton player to depart St Mary's this summer, and follows in the footsteps of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott by swapping the south coast for north London.

Let's hope that the light-hearted dispute is ironed out before the end of the tour, so that the players can focus fully on preparations for the new season.

Arsenal transfer gossip:

Morgan Schneiderlin has turned down a chance to sign for Arsenal because Arsene Wenger could not guarantee him a starting spot in his team. (

The 24-year-old France international is set to become the latest star to depart St Mary's, but instead of joining Calum Chambers at the Emirates will be reunited with former manager Mauricio Pochettino at north London rivals Tottenham.

Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson is poised to join West Ham United on a season-long loan deal after Arsene Wenger decided against selling the player permanently. (London Evening Standard)

The Hammers appear to have beaten several Premier League clubs, including Hull City who made a £3million offer to sign the 22-year-old defender.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is set to give Arsene Wenger a major boost by penning a new two-year contract at the Emirates Stadium. (Daily Express)

The French striker - who scored 23 goals in all competitions last season - returned to Gunners pre-season training on Monday and opened talks over a new deal which will tie him down until 2018.

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