Calum Chambers being considered for Arsenal midfield role

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Arsene Wenger is ready to abandon plans to bring in a defensive midfielder and offer summer signing Calum Chambers the chance to play in a more advanced role. (Daily Express)

The 19-year-old defender, who signed from Southampton in a deal worth up to £16m boasts great versatility and possesses the quality to plug the hole in the middle of the park.

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Arsenal have been linked with big money moves for Manchester United target William Carvalho and Chelsea target Sami Khedira, but Wenger could now be tempted to save his money and utilise other options in his squad.

Jack Wilshere has also been mentioned as a possible solution to the problem area, particularly with more competition for places in his preferred position.

The Gunners boss has impressed with the quality of players he's brought to the Emirates so far this summer, and should be given the benefit of the doubt when making this crucial transfer decision.

Arsenal transfer gossip:

Thomas Vermaelen could be on his way to Barcelona this summer, with speculation suggesting that the Arsenal captain has been subject to an official offer from the Catalan giants. (Sky Sports)

The Catalan club are believed to have edged ahead of Manchester United in the battle to sign the Belgium international by submitting a bid worth £10 million for his services.

Arsenal target Tom Cleverley has admitted that receiving stick from his own Manchester United supporters has hurt him in past seasons. (Daily Mail)

The 24-year-old is now determined under the new management of Louis van Gaal, to silence his critics, and impressed on the Red Devils' pre-season tour of the United States.

Arsenal's hopes of signing Marseille midfielder Florian Thauvin have been dealt a blow after north London rivals Tottenham launched a bid to bring him to White Hart Lane. (Daily Express)

The 21-year-old was previously labelled France's "great hope" by none other than Arsene Wenger, but the Gunners boss looks set to miss out on having him at the Emirates.

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury could be handed a route back to the Premier League, with newly-promoted Burnley planning a bid for the Nottingham Forest Star. (Scunthorpe Telegraph)

The Championship club are determined to keep the 23-year-old at the City Ground though, and will hope to convince the player to stay and help fight for promotion in 2014/15.

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