Defender Wants Gunners Deal
Sol Campbell has expressed his desire to extend his stay at Arsenal and hopes manager Arsene Wenger will offer him another contract.
The 35-year-old defender returned to the Arsenal in January on a short-term contract after previously training with the club he had left in 2006.
Campbell was only meant to be a short term fix until the end of the season, but has been hugely impressive and played a far more important role than Wenger had imagined which has lead him to consider extending the veterans stay at Arsenal for another year, although Campbell himself has no idea when his future will be discussed.
“I really don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Campbell in the Daily Mirror. “Of course I want to play! That’s a stupid question, really.
“The boss has always done it as he does. He might phone me in July, might speak to me next week, but for me I’m just going to concentrate on the last few games. He will do it in his own way, as he always does.”
Campbell feels the young Arsenal side will learn from this season and come back stronger again next year.
“When you get close, you get that experience of coming close and losing, or coming close and winning to get to the next level,” he said.
“That’s the area that only a few players get to, or a few teams get to on a regular basis.
“Players and individuals will be better next year or the year after. You have to take the positives.
“You also have to remember how you felt, then next time you want to be hungrier and do better. You have to take everything from the disappointments.
“I want people to understand that when we get in that situation again – and we will get in that situation again as a team – that whoever is here, the team has to have the right personnel.
“We need to be mentally ready for it to kick on again and you want 11 guys on the pitch, players on the bench, a few in the stands and all of them on that level.”
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