Calum Chambers could be Arsenal's first summer departure with the defender closing in on a loan move to Watford for the 2016/17 campaign. The versatile defender has found game time tough to come by with the Gunners and will be given a chance to revive his career with the Hornets in the Premier League next season.
According to the Daily Mail, Chambers will consider a season-long loan deal away from the Emirates Stadium in order to recapture his form, which saw him being called up to the England squad in 2014. He made three appearances for the Three Lions after some impressing with the Gunners, but has since fallen out of reckoning owing to lack of first-team football during the recently concluded season.
The 21-year-old centre-back, who can also play at right-back, made just two starts for Arsenal during the 2015/16 campaign. Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel and Per Mertesacker are ahead of him in the pecking order for a place at the heart of the back four, while the emergence of Hector Bellerin has seen his chances at right back also drastically reduce.
Arsene Wenger, however, is not willing to give up on the highly-rated defender and is keen for him to go out on loan and get experience playing regular first-team football. Apart from Watford, Chambers' former club Southampton are also interested in taking him to St Mary's on a temporary basis, but regular game time will be the priority when a decision regarding his future destination is made.
The French manager is expected to bring in a new centre-back during the summer transfer window owing to inconsistent performances from Mertesacker and Gabriel during the course of the season. According to the Telegraph, the north London club have shifted their attention to Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly following the arrival of Granit Xhaka as Wenger looks to get his business done early this summer.