Former Arsenal star defender in the twilight of his career, Sol Campbell is set to make a surprise return to the Gunners. His signing should be completed in the next few days after he played 45 minutes for their reserves against West Ham. The 35-year-old former England defender has been a free agent since being released from his contract with League Two side Notts County in December.
The club have said he played in the 4-2 win “with a view to a permanent move back to Arsenal Football Club”. Campbell, who previously played for Tottenham Hotspurs & Portsmouth played only one game for Notts County after leaving Portsmouth. But after being strongly linked with a move to Championship leaders Newcastle, Campbell now seems set for a return to the club where he won two Premier League titles.
Campbell spent five years at Arsenal between 2001-2006, during which time he won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and scored in the 2006 Champions League final defeat by Barcelona.