Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sol to possess his possession at the Stadium of the Dragon

Arsenal are ready to place their Champions League hopes on veteran Sol
Campbell if the need arises.
The 35-year-old former England international is yet to make a European
appearance since the Champions League final defeat to Barcelona almost
four years ago.
With majority of our regulars suffering from one injury or another.
Gallas - calf injury.
Alex Song - knee injury.
Andrey Arshavin - hamstring.
Eduardo - yet to fully recover from his nagging hamstring.
The veteran might just make his third appearance and arguably his
biggest in recent years. Sol has already managed two appearances for
the Gunners ever since abandoning his contract at Notts County and
re-signing for Arsenal in January. He played all 90 minutes against
Stoke City in the FA Cup defeat at the Britannia and coming in as a
substitute for Thomas Vermaelen in the 0-0 Epl draw at Villa Park.

The manager believes in the veteran's ability and might give him an
opportunity to prove he's worth the recall.
"It's a possibility that I don't rule out at the moment because if he
(Campbell) doesn't play there it would mean you play with two
left-footed players (Vermaelen and Sylvestre) that I don't really
"It would mean he can show his signing was worth doing and he can help
us in going through to the last eight."
He maintained before the team departed for Porto yesterday.

The Squad:

Lucasz Fabianski
Vito Mannone
Nicklas Bendtner
Carlos Vela
Theo Walcott
Samir Nasri
Denilson Neves
Aaron Ramsey
Tomas Rosicky
Abou Diaby
Cesc Fabregas
Gael Clichy
Thomas Vermaelen
Emmanuel Eboue
Mikael Sylvestre
Sol Campbell
Armand Traore
Bacary Sagna

Speculation is still rife about the future of our Captain Francesc Fabregas.
as media reports continue to claim the eccentric midfielder is set for
a Camp Nou comeback.
Arshavin has spoken out on the rumours, but he didn't dispel them.
Which indirectly means there might be an iota of truth in them.
"If he goes to Barcelona, I will understand his choice. But as an
Arsenal player, I really don't want this to happen," Arshavin
"I remember when there were rumours of his departure last summer, I
told him half-jokingly, half seriously: "Stay at least a year or two,
I want to play with you."
"We joke about this topic again now. But Cesc is a grown man and only
he can decide."

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