2nd January Signing Identified: Arsenal to Bring another Player This Week for £5m

Ben Chilwell

Arsenal are reportedly ready to re-launch a £5 million bid to sign Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. The Emirates outfit have been linked with a good number of players during this transfer window and have only managed to secure the services of Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel.

As the January transfer window approaches closer, Arsenal are believed to have issued a new bid for the youngster after missing out on a deal to sign the defender last summer.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners made a £3 million bid for the young left-back in 2015 but the move was rejected by the Foxes.

Chilwell has not yet made a Premier League depart, but has impressed for the England U21 side.

And because Wenger looks ready to add some reinforcement to his defense squad before the transfer window closes, it is likely that the north London club will be keen this time round on snapping up the 19-year-old left-back.

Chilwell, who is currently earning around £800 per week on his current contract at the Kings Power Stadium, has 18 months to run of his current with the Foxes and this has attracted other clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

From the look of things at the Emirates club, if Chilwell were to move to Arsenal, there are higher chances that he may not get a place in the first-team at present because of the presence of experienced duo Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs.

However, it may be a bit tricky to predict what may happen if the 19-year-old move to the north London club because Chambers also moved to Arsenal in 2014 as a 19-year-old England U21 international and he immediately featured in Arsenal’s Champions League and Premier League Squads.

The same story is also shared about Hector Bellerin who also featured in Arsenals starting XI and has firmly cemented his place by outshining Mathieu Debuchy in the pecking order.

Hence, Ben Chilwell would be drawing inspiration from both Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers.