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Is Sol Campbell Set for an Arsenal Return?

Former Gunner aiming for top flight return.

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Former Arsenal captain Sol Campbell has discussed the possibility of training at the club with manager Arsene Wenger.

Campbell walked out on Notts County in September after playing just one game for the Magpies, despite signing a lucrative five-year-deal.

The former England international admits he is still under contract at Meadow Lane, which rules out any potential swoop from Wenger.

However, Campbell’s ties at Emirates Stadium remain good and he is hoping his former employees can help him stay fit while he waits for his next move.

“It will be great to train here and get fit,” Campbell said.

“I’ve spoken to Arsene, hopefully we can get everything right and speak to the right people and get a couple of the physios and fitness guys to help me and train.

“My overall fitness is OK. But something else might happen before then.”

“First of all, I’ve got to get out of the contract, people have to sign papers,” he said.

“There are lots of things that have to be tied up, but I think everyone understands why.”

Under current rules Campbell is unable to sign for another club until the turn of the year, with County being his second club in 2009 after leaving Portsmouth in the summer.

The 35-year-old is expected to attract interest in the January transfer window but he remains coy over potential loopholes which could see him playing before then.

“I just want to play football in the right way, but everything has to be done in the proper way,” he added.

“There are ways of playing before January, I’m not going to elaborate, but there are ways. Not very soon, but there are ways.” (Sky Sports)

Sol Campbell surprised absolutely no one when he ended his five year Notts County contract after just 29 days, he stated that the club’s failure to sign World Cup Winner Roberto Carlos was the reason he left the club, but it would appear more likely he has been the subject of some top tier offers.

Arsene Wenger shouldn’t have any issue with a former player coming to the club to train just as long as that’s all it is. Could this be a sneaky way of trying to secure himself a short term deal back at the north London club?


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