Arsenal Watch: Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers made his return to Fulham’s starting lineup to earn his fifth Premier League appearance for the club in their midday clash against Javi Garcia’s Watford. The Cottagers conceded early on in the fixture but they managed to salvage a draw thanks to a goal from forward Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Despite signing a long-term contract with Arsenal back in July, the Gunners’ new manager, Unai Emery, decided to send the Englishman out on loan so he could get consistent game time in the Premier League. If rumours are to be believed, a handful of clubs expressed their interest in signing the 23-year-old on a season-long loan. In the end, it was Fulham who were able to finalise the deal to bolster their defensive options.

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Rating every major Arsenal signing and departure of the 2018 summer transfer window.

With the summer transfer window officially closed for Premier League clubs, it’s finally time for Unai Emery and the squad to prepare for the gruelling season ahead. Under the club’s new set-up, Arsenal moved significantly faster when it came to strengthening the squad but were unable to pull off many “big” signings due to a low budget as well as issues regarding the wage bill. The following gives my thoughts on every major signing and departure that occurred for the Gunners during the transfer window.

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Match Review: The Unai Emery Era Kicks Off With A Big Win

Unai Emery kicked off his career at Arsenal with an 8-0 win over Borehamwood in their first pre-season fixture of the summer. Goals from Reiss Nelson, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured a deserved victory for the Gunners. Meanwhile, summer signings Matteo Guendouzi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos made their debuts for the club.

The away side enjoyed a quick start to the game with multiple chances at goal. Prolific forward Aubameyang scored the first goal under Emery’s leadership with a fantastic shot outside of the box.

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