Calum Chambers
Calum ChambersReuters

Arsenal are stepping up their chase for Southampton's young right-back Calum Chambers, despite the imminent arrival of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger has received glowing reports from his scouting team regarding the youngster's talents. Now with Bacary Sagna having departed to rivals Manchester City, the Gunners boss is looking to bring in two right-backs to cover the position.

Debuchy is the experienced player, who will be a direct first choice replacement, where as Chambers is viewed as a backup for the moment. He will be signed with an eye on the future, as Debuchy turns 29 later this year. However, with Arsenal playing in four competitions, the young right-back can expect to play plenty of games, if he makes the switch to the Emirates.

The 19-year-old defender, who made his league debut for the Saints in last season's opening game, will be difficult to prise away as he only signed a new four-year contract last summer.

The future of current right-back Carl Jenkinson will be in doubt if Wenger brings two new players in the same position. It is claimed that the young defender will be sent out on loan to a Premier League club in order to get regular game time.

Meanwhile, Jenkinson has been speaking about Arsenal's latest acquisition Alexis Sanchez, and the impact he can have at the club. The Englishman believes, this is the sort of signing that will help push the club forward and admits that the players are as excited as the fans to watch him in action.

"He is world class and they're the sort of players you want to see at the club. The squad are buzzing as much as the fans, because if you're going to push on as a club and really compete for things, you need to sign top players," Jenkinson told Arsenal's official site.

"We have done that with him for sure - it is a fantastic addition. Everyone is over the moon that we have signed someone of that caliber."

Jenkinson feels that the Chilean will fit in perfectly at Arsenal as the club's philosophy is similar to that of Sanchez's style of play.

"He's quick and direct, he can play up front and on the wing, and he is very dynamic. He will definitely fit the Arsenal style of play, and he is very similar to Theo in the sense that he is very quick and tricky," the England international added.