Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has spoken once again about his controversial move to Highbury in 2001, after he left rivals Tottenham Hotspur to make the move across North London, as reported by ESPN FC.
Campbell, having run down his contract, joined us on a Bosman in what is arguably the most shocking transfer in Premier League history.
However, he was vindicated in his first year after playing a major part in our league and FA Cup double, and was also a crucial member of the legendary Invincible side.
For Campbell, the decision was simple. We were set-up better to win.
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“Going to Arsenal was a big progression for me,” Campbell admitted.
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“Everything about Arsenal was better than Spurs at the time from the players, management to the mentality of the club and the facilities.
“I wanted to improve myself as both a person and a footballer.”
An academy graduate at White Hart Lane, Campbell became our adopted star and will forever be regarded as an Arsenal hero for his bravery in joining us alone.
For a number of years, there were few defenders in the country performing at Campbell’s standard, and the fact that he was consistently overlooked as a first choice option for England was baffling.
Now seeking a career in politics, the football pitch will forever remain his natural habitat.