Despite a recent up-turn in form club legend Sol Campbell says that Arsenal can’t win the Premier League title in 2014/15.
Things started poorly for us once again this season, but in recent times results have turned around and both Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey have suggested a first place finish is a realistic target.
Yet with us currently 14 points off top spot Campbell says that winning the title is too ambitious for his former team this campaign.
“They have hit some form recently and can maybe win the FA Cup again,” the 40-year-old was quoted by the Mirror.
“But, as far as I am concerned, the title is out of reach.”
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Campbell was a key part of the ‘Invincibles’ team of 2003/04 and has rejected comparisons between that unbeaten side and the current one under Arsene Wenger.
“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,” the Englishman 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 played for us for five years between 2001 and 2006, winning two league titles and three FA Cups, as well as scoring in the Champions League final.
The former England international returned for a short spell in 2010 and is widely regarded as one of the best players the club has ever had.