Sol Campbell Returns, While Senderos Leaves

Well Arsenal have officially confirmed that Sol Campbell will be playing for Arsenal Reserves tonight, and talks are ongoing over a permanent move back to the club he left in 2006.

And on the same day, it appears Senderos will be leaving after he publicly declared that he wants to move on, with the World Cup around the corner.

Well it’s a strange one. Wenger notoriously never returns to players that have left the club and for a 35-year old as well is even more mind-boggling.

Wenger said:

“He has a fantastic attitude and good fitness.

“Of course he is not the youngest, but he is in a very good shape. He can still play in the Premier League, I’ve said that many times.

“He is important in the dressing room as well. He’s positive with the young players.

“Every year we have one or two like that and I think a Premier League club will sign him.”

We needed cover at the back, so to let a 24-year old Senderos leave is strange. Surely he’s a better option than Silvestre and Campbell – has he really become that much of a poor player since 2006? Remember Senderos is the guy Wenger was considering for Arsenal captain before Thierry Henry was elected!

Why is Senderos so out of favour?

Strange news to say the least.

Especially as Patrick Vieira was available – we need some presence in midfield without Fabregas and Song!


10 thoughts on “Sol Campbell Returns, While Senderos Leaves

  1. Strange decision indeed. On the other hand Wenger watches these players every day in training so obviously he knows better than us! I’d rather play Campbell than Sylvestre

  2. This is a great move. Campbell has one vital quality that is lacking from most of the squad: HE KNOWS WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN THE LEAGUE.

  3. Well said rockylives. Of course some fans will moan because we haven’t forked out £10m for what is a short-term cover position. He knows the club and the system so can fit in quickly if required without the usual settling period.

  4. I reckon the gaffer’s had too much christmas pudding…is this our one signing for the transfer window? – shades of Silvestre huh. Oh well, we’re certs for the title – nothing can stop us now.

  5. So we’ve re-signed the guy who walked out on the team when the newspapers found out he was gay?

    Yeah, that’s the kind of player we want back in the squad. Well done Wenger, who else are you going to bring in over January?

    How about Nigel Winterburn perhaps? We need cover at left back.

  6. Strange to me also. Aside from Senderos carelessness he’s a player i’ve always admired and blieved in. I would prefer a Senderos to Sol. I feel that we didnt take advantage of the exposure he got from Milan from trianing with d likes of nesta & maldini. If AW has blieved so much in Eboue, Diaby, Bendner & Denilson, wouldnt he have done the same for Senderos? Another thing is – is it impossible to convert him to a holding midfielder like he made eboue a midfielder from d back 4?


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