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Chambers is set to leave on loan this summer.

Premier League and European clubs line up loan move for Arsenal's Calum Chambers

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Arsenal's defensive crisis looks set to be eased over the next few days, with the arrival of Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi set to bolster Arsene Wenger's defensive options, having had to field 20-year-old Rob Holding in the Gunners' first two games of the season.

However, the arrival of the Germany international from La Liga has put England international Calum Chambers' future in to doubt, with the 21-year-old having featured on just 22 occasions, last campaign, while his solitary appearance this season came on the opening day in a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.

But with Wenger having reassured Chambers' long-term future at the club, he has admitted he is prepared to let the 21-year-old leave on loan. And with that said, interest in the centre-back has significantly developed, with some big names ready to offer the Englishman some much needed game time.

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As reported by The Mirror, AS Roma and Valencia are both reportedly interested in a loan move for the 21-year-old, who has made three senior appearances for England. However, Chambers will not be making any decisions within the next 48 hours, until Arsenal receive some firms offers.

However, the Arsenal defender is not definitely set for mainland Europe with newly-promoted Hull City and Middlesbrough able to offer Chambers regular game time, with both the Tigers and Boro having made promising starts to the campaign, upon their return to the Premier League.

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While Derby County's interest in taking the defender on loan seems rather ambitious, given the fact it would be a step down for the England international, Stoke and Espanyol are further options, still, with Chambers having an abundance of offers to mull over quickly, before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

Hammers ruled out

A short move across to West Ham, however, seems unlikely, as the Gunners want Chambers to gain further experience as a centre-back, rather than a full-back position he will likely be tasked with under Slaven Bilic.

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Wenger is still without Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, so a loan move for Chambers could be brave, if any further injuries were to occur in the Gunners' back four. However, with Holding the latest young Gunner to break through into the first team, Wenger could be turning to the England Under-21 on numerous occasions this campaign.

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