Arsenal Veteran Sol Campbell Wants To Stay On At the Emirates: Should Wenger Offer New Deal?

Should Emirates veteran be given another season at the Emirates?

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Sports News - April 14, 2010

Sol Campbell wants to stay at Arsenal but does not know when he will discuss the subject with manager Arsene Wenger.

The 35-year-old defender returned to the Gunners in January on a short-term contract after previously training with the club he had left in 2006.

Campbell was only viewed as a stop-gap but he has been one of the few bright points in Arsenal’s end-of-season collapse, especially in the defeats to Tottenham and Wigan.

Reports have therefore suggested that Wenger wants the former Spurs star to sign an extended deal, which is a scenario the centre-back would welcome, but he is in the dark with regards to when his future will be discussed.

“I really don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Campbell in the Daily Mirror. “Of course I want to play! That’s a stupid question, really.

“The boss has always done it as he does. He might phone me in July, might speak to me next week, but for me I’m just going to concentrate on the last few games. He will do it in his own way, as he always does.”

Campbell’s 18 years of playing experience at the top level has been viewed as his major attribute in Arsenal’s recent struggles, when they have been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League and have slipped out of the Premier League title race. (Sky Sports)

So Arsenal fans, should Wenger hand Campbell an extension? During Sol’s return to the club he has on occasion looked shaky but also has shown that he can do a good job at solidifying things at the back. It seems that in an ideal world the former Tottenham and Portsmouth man would be used only as cover because at 35 years of age it seems unlikely he can be called upon to play more than an occasional role in the Arsenal defence.

So should he get another year as a Gunner?

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