News today that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may want to take Sol Campbell back to Arsenal, for his third spell at the London club.
Sol Campbell – in action against Chelsea
Ask any sane person what the weakness of the Arsenal side is this season, and they will tell you it’s the defense.
It’s there for anybody to see, because for a top side they leak far too many goals, and it seems that Arsene would like to bring Campbell back to the Gunners to help stabilize things.
We can only imagine that Arsene hasn’t seen some of the games Sol has played for Newcastle this seaosn, because he’s been a shadow of the player he once was, at least since since he’s been on Tyneside.
The news – which would be an easy story to make up of course and it’s a Sunday – is that Wenger is thinking over whether to bring back the 36-year-old defender as cover for his central defense.
We really don’t see Sol Campbell’s career going anywhere at Newcastle, with the likes of Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson ahead of Sol in the pecking order, so Sol could well leave Newcatsle in January.
And it may be Arsenal, or another club, maybe even in the Championship (Leicester City?), might want to come in and take Sol for a nominal fee.