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Sol Campbell To Play For Reserves Tonight

Sol Campbell will once again pull on an Arsenal shirt as he prepares to play for the Gunners reserves tonight.

Speculation has been rife that Campbell will re-sign for Arsenal on a free transfer after the Big English had been training with the first team at the training ground.

Now it appears as though Arsenal will put him through his paces in a reserve match in a move that one would assume would lead to a first team contract should things go well.

So is it a shrew business move, or Wenger trying to save a few quid .... maybe a bit of both?

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 12 2010

Time: 5:37PM

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What? You signed a traitor??!!
JT_daniel
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12/01/2010 17:42:00

I cannot believe this, I am gobsmacked?!
The Fear
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12/01/2010 17:42:00

As I believe you have pointed out in the forum Rocky, he has been training with the team for awhile now. So if Arsene has seen that he can still handle the premiership, then he'll sign him, simple as that.
TPowell
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12/01/2010 17:45:00

I suppose we can't really comment on this until we how fit he is, and I suppose Arsene is in the best position to judge this. It's making me incredibily nervous though
Dberg
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12/01/2010 17:46:00

You cant really lose out on a free transfer, and he cant be any worst than Silvestre at the back
paul_ownz
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12/01/2010 17:48:00

Yeah Wenger might have made mistakes over the talent of players in the past but he won't sign anyone who he doesn't think is fit enough. Whether he can stay fit is another matter, but if he does sign, he will be physically fit. JT ... how is he a traitor? Well, how is he a traitor to us? lol
Rocky7
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12/01/2010 17:48:00

I don't know why you'd be nervous, Arsene's recent history with 'experienced' signings is quite outstanding... Arshavin, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Gallas, Hleb, Sagna, Eduardo
TPowell
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12/01/2010 17:50:00

oh, sorry, I forgot about Silvestre, lol. Ok so only one mistake with 'experienced' signings in the past couple of years, haha
TPowell
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12/01/2010 17:51:00

Silvestre kept us in the top four last season, had to be said.
Tom14
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12/01/2010 17:54:00

TP - You're being harsh with Silvestre .... if we didn't sign him how on earth would our goalkeepers practise their kickouts?
Rocky7
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12/01/2010 17:54:00

Tom -- still though, he doesn't fall into the category of the players of players I first listed who all slotted into the team quite well in a very short amount of time
TPowell
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12/01/2010 18:01:00

lol I'm sure you think that the 3 point lane scum are scum... :)
JT_daniel
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12/01/2010 18:03:00

But hell, 35 years old? Not Arsene's style, is it?
JT_daniel
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12/01/2010 18:03:00

Never said he did to be honest.
Tom14
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12/01/2010 18:03:00

Im hearing his squad number is 88.
iceman10
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12/01/2010 18:09:00

Awesome!
Tom14
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12/01/2010 18:21:00

Welcome back Sol! never should have left in the first place
bootoo
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12/01/2010 18:38:00

Not our only re-signing today either. I just spotted Adebayore wearing an ARSENAL top while being interviewed today about the Togo incident.
julieloveshenry4ever
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12/01/2010 18:42:00

whinger's only interested coz he's s h i t scared of drogba on feb 7th, not that campbell will stop didier!!
springy
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12/01/2010 18:43:00

Drogba is average, like Ronaldo. Campbell will kill anyone who dares look at him. He will rise from the bench and **** them up.
Tom14
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12/01/2010 18:49:00

Zebedee you seem obsessed with us at the moment?! Voyeur.
iceman10
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12/01/2010 18:49:00

I don't care whether Drogba has got our number or not ...... I'd rather have my nan up front than that odious c***.
Rocky7
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12/01/2010 18:55:00

Kudos for that insightful psycho analysis of Wenger's mind Springy. You can stop spanking your AW voodoo doll now.
deltaforce
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12/01/2010 19:00:00

Not sure about a nan upfront against Chelsea, Maybe against United to distract Rooney.
iceman10
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12/01/2010 19:00:00

This is not really surprising coz Wenger hinted at this, but can Sol be any worse than Silvestre? I hope not, this is one defensive signing that makes a lot of sense. Once Djourou is back in the summer, then our defence will look much better, and Sol is a good short term option.
prits
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12/01/2010 20:46:00

arsene stay off the sauce.
Uskok
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12/01/2010 20:57:00

is he the first player ever to be resigned by Arsene? i think so cuz i can't remember anyone else//
luckys_10
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12/01/2010 20:57:00

Tell me about it ukok, whats Arsene thinking about signing a defender that is in better physical shape than Woodgate and King combined.
iceman10
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12/01/2010 21:05:00

take a look at this. it seems the official site announced the signing before taking down the article..
luckys_10
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12/01/2010 21:25:00

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1242609/Sol-Campbell-signs-Arsenal-free-transfer.html
luckys_10
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12/01/2010 21:25:00

Hmmmm, now Arsene's watched the guy train for three months so will be au fait with his fitness. BUT, this basically means if Gallas and TV5 are crocked at the same time, our centre back pairing is Campbell and Silvestre. Any striker who doesn't need a zummer frame will have a fieldday. Not sure about this.
Little Dutch
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12/01/2010 22:17:00

I nearly choked when i read this. If hes still good enough then whys he signing for Notts County then?? The guys a money grabbing whoore.
HuddersfieldYiddo
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13/01/2010 00:44:00

I couldn't be more excited by Sol coming back. Can anyone say Martin Keown? Sometimes when players are Arsenal through and through, them coming back can be a tremendous positive influence on the team. Sol can bring bags of experience, as well as tell "war stories" about what it's like playing for other crap clubs...not to mention, we need the height and muscle at the back. This is a fantastic move in my view, welcome back Sol!
devvil
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13/01/2010 05:59:00

Sour grapes, you know how they taste HuddersfieldYiddo?
deltaforce
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13/01/2010 06:32:00

In fairness, I can see where HY is coming from. Signing for Notts County was hardly a move based on football ambition at a time when he was already a millionaire. I doubt this move will have been motivated by money though, I think he's just glad someone wants him and someone pretty good wants him. A bit like Owen going to United, can't believe his luck.
Little Dutch
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13/01/2010 08:23:00

 

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