Aston Villa announce the signing of Calum Chambers from Arsenal

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Calum Chambers has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer from Arsenal.

The versatile defender, who can play center-back and right-back, progressed through Southampton’s academy to the first team before joining Arsenal in 2014. He’s also spent time on loan with Middlesbrough and Fulham.

The 27-year-old England international who has made five appearances for Arsenal this season signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Villa Park after leaving Arsenal.

And, in his first interview with VillaTV, the England international expressed his delight at his decision to relocate to the Midlands.

After joining Arsenal from Southampton in 2014, Chambers made 122 appearances for the Gunners, including several in the Champions League.

After seven and a half years in north London, Chambers is looking forward to the next phase of his Villa career.

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“It’s a great club, it’s a massive club. I’ve played at Villa Park a few times and it’s great stadium with a great set of fans,” he said.

“The manager did very well at Rangers. He’s a young, exciting manager and I can’t wait to work with him.”

Chambers added: “It’s a great stage to be joining the club at. The club’s building momentum and it’s an exciting time to be here.

“You can really feel that being in and around the building. You can feel the energy around the place.

“I feel like I’ve joined at a great time and I can’t wait to get started and give it my all.”

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