Arsenal face FA charges regarding the transfer of Calum Chambers last summer. [Picture: Getty]
The FA have charged Arsenal with breaking rules surrounding to agents, relating to the transfer of defender Calum Chambers last year.
Calum Chambers’ move to Arsenal has come under scrutiny after the Gunners were charged by the FA for breaching agents regulations.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the FA charge is based on a claim by a “disgruntled” third party and relates to the fee paid by Arsenal to the agent.
Arsenal have until the 26th June to respond to the charge after requesting more time and they insist that they “acted in good faith”.
Chambers, who moved in a £16 million transfer from Southampton to Arsenal in July last year, has made 36 appearances in his debut season for the FA Cup winners as well as three appearances for the senior England side while at the club.
Investigation of the transfer reportedly started in February, and Arsene Wenger was quick to quash any concerns and saying he was “happy with the transfer”. Wenger also said that “he has never had a problem before”, relating to FA enquiries about transfers.
Chambers is currently on international duty with the England U21s for the European Championships in the Czech Republic.
The FA charge is based on the previous FA agent rules, which were replaced in April by new rules which were more in line with FIFA’s guidelines on “working with intermediaries”.