Campbell doesn’t believe his former side can do it.
Despite some improved form of late Arsenal legend Sol Campbell says his former club cannot win the Premier League title this season.
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There is renewed optimism among the Gunners squad since their 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium over reigning champions Manchester City, but Campbell doesn’t believe the North London side can finish top of the pile in 2014/15.
“They have hit some form recently and can maybe win the FA Cup again,” the Englishman was quoted by the Mirror.
“But, as far as I am concerned, the title is out of reach.”
Campbell’s comments come in the wake of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey claiming the opposite and that their side can win the title this term after turning their form around.
Yet whilst the former centre-back concedes that players like Alexis Sanchez have been impressive, he thinks Arsene Wenger’s men are someway off the ‘Invincibles’ team of 2003/04 that the 40-year-old played in.
“There was Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Freddie Ljungberg, Gilberto Silva, Patrick Vieira – at his best – and Robert Pires, who was an outstanding passer of the ball,” Campbell continued.
“And we didn’t even cost that much – we’d be worth £1billion today.
“The win at City was good and Sanchez is a very good player. But the whole of our team were very good, if not world-class, players. This current Arsenal side need to grow as a team and show their potential.”
Campbell spent five years a Highbury following an extremely controversial free transfer from North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, but he proved his decision to be correct with his trophy haul.
During his time working under Wenger the ex-England international won two league titles and three FA Cups, as well as reaching the Champions League final in 2006.