Sol Campbell leaves Arsenal: Good bye and good riddance!

Ashley Cole has no conscience, he just wants more money but now Sol is leaving Arsenal’s new home too. He wants to move abroad, to some other league. Maybe the rigours of the EPL have gotten to Sol and he has been frequently injured as he was this last season. Might we suggest that he move to the US League, the MLS where the players rarely get injured and the pace is about two steps slower.
Dennis Bergkamp just asked Arsenal to hold onto Ashley Cole but I think Cole leaves, he will not be missed. Sol’s leaving Tottenham to move to their arch rivals club, Arsenal enraged their supporters. He has been called mercenary in his dealings with the Spurs after they negotiated a contract that would have him the most expensive in club history, and decided to leave after that for Arsenal after being courted by many European clubs.
Sol is damaged goods. He is old (34 years) and has a few years left if injury free. His playing time in Arsenal would have been limited. Time to dust off Gael Clichy and start him off as the left back, Senderos and Kolo Toure at the centre, Eboue at right. Lauren also should be ready to play this season. Johan Djorou should get some good minutes.
Bergkamp looks at Arsenal challenging Chelsea, and I don’t think it was just a feel good moment.
Sol is a flashy guy and I think somewhere down the line he is going to make his move to the movie world, where he will team up with Dennis Rodman, Jackie Chan, and Van Damme, in a movie, “OMG, its those gits on crutches”, in which he will lob a nuclear warhead off his noggin over the stadium thus saving Warner Bros from actually having to pay for one. It will require many takes but Sol will get the job done with some nice digital work.

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17 comments on “Sol Campbell leaves Arsenal: Good bye and good riddance!
  1. You sound rather bitter about it all.
    Campbell leaving is no blow – he has always been an egotistical mercenary, otherwise he’d never have coped with transferring from Spurs to Arsenal.
    Still, there’s no need to be overly nasty about him, he did what he was paid to do, and won us some trophies along the way – what more do you want?
    As for Cole, he will be missed. If you think Flamini is going to play left back all season to the calibre of Cole you’re off your rocker – he might be able to do it in 4-5-1 with protection all around him, but not 4-4-2. As for Clichy, a bright prospect who is always injured – but nowhere near the calibre of Ashley Cole yet.
    As much as I dislike him, he will be badly missed unless we get a top quality replacement. Wenger need 2 defenders and a central midfielder, othwerwise we’ll never make the top 4, and a repeat of last season’s feat in the Champions League is most unlikely.

  2. I agree with James, I think Ashley Cole will be missed. No matter how much a player is disliked for his actions off the pitch you have to admit he is a good player and one of our few experienced left at Arsenal! If we av 2 sell him den we should but if its to Chelsea, then we are really not wanting to challenge for the title. Selling your best players to your rivals isn’t exactly the impression we want to be giving.

  3. Campbell’s 31 not 34 but you’re right, he’s like an old American muscle car – works well when in tip top condition but needs lots of gas & tuning to keep going. Thanks for the last 5 yrs but you’re not worth 60k a week anymore anyway! The defense will be weaker when Cole leaves but would soon adjust if we could get someone like Davies in & keep everyone else fit.

  4. I hope no younger or future Atsenal players are reading some of this crap on here. No wonder some players want to leave in their prime, as soon as they loose a little bit as they age you slag them off. I personaly say thankyou to these guys for the contribution they have made to Arsenal and good luck in the future.

  5. Sol, thank you for time at Arsenal.
    I don’t go with all this fickle crap that blog writers keep coming out with lately just to grab attention.
    And all too many of them write drivel based on stories from the press. All of which are total crap and never have an ounce of truth to them. But it just goes to show the intellect of the writers if they chose to believe the press and then write articles on these stories.
    Sol was a good player for Arsenal, we got a lot out of him and he got a lot out of us. I put that down as a good signing.
    As for Ashley, well, he has dug his own grave with Arsenal. Silly boy. If he wants out, he wants out. If he would prefer to be elsewhere…so be it. The way he went about it all has been a shame but just because he is/was and Arsenal player doesn’t mean he is blessed with common sense.
    Will Arsenal miss him. Of course we will. If he had stayed this blog would have been claiming he was the best left back in the world…but because he is leaving he won’t be missed.

  6. There is obviously something going on that we don’t know about.
    Teams simply don’t release players of Campbell’s quality before their contracts are up because the player indicates that he’s like a new challenge playing abroad.
    It’s absolute BS and I can’t believe anything would buy that nonsense for a second.
    Either something is going on in his personal life that has made his continued employment at Arsenal impossible, or else he is physically wrecked.
    Why else would we release him? If he were at the end of his contract, or 2 or 3 years older then I could believe what is being said. However with the desperate need for experienced heads at Arsenal, especially with the loss of Bergkamp and Pires too, I’m just not buying that we’d release our most experienced and distinguished defender, who should be in his prime at 31, just because he’d ‘like a new challenge’. We’re a professional football club, not the ‘Make a Wish Foundation’.
    Assuming he’s not physically or psychologically damaged goods, where could you get a player of Campbell’s quality (who is still under contract) on a free transfer? You can’t.
    There has to be more to this story than meets the eye.

  7. Good riddance to Sol, eh ?. Maybe you could also bring yourself to say good riddance to the premierships and cups he helped the club win in his 5 years here. I agree with the previous poster who rightly points out how some so-called fans feel obliged to treat their own players as disposable commodities.

  8. Good riddance to Sol, eh ?. Maybe you could also bring yourself to say good riddance to the premierships and cups he helped the club win in his 5 years here. I agree with the previous poster who rightly questions why fans feel obliged to treat their own players as disposable commodities, or worse.

  9. Good riddance to Sol, eh ?. Maybe you could also bring yourself to say good riddance to the premierships and cups he helped the club win in his 5 years here. I agree with the previous poster who rightly questions why some fans feel obliged to treat their own players as disposable commodities, or worse.

  10. By the way, do you really think you should be writing a blog, considering you’re so stupid that you think Campbell is 34 when he’s 31.
    It would only take 5 seconds to do some research. How about you give up your blog and stop wasting Internet space – all you do is talk shit anyway.

  11. Sorry posters… Sol is 31 years. Always was weak in math.
    Couldn’t Sol have done the honourable thing and retired with Arsenal? He would have a few more years left. I agree with the poster who writes that there is something more to this than meets the eye.
    Maybe I am disillusioned by players just taking off for a bit more money. This thing is going to just get worse.
    Read my tribute to DB. Players like him are increasingly hard to find.

  12. do the honorable thing and retire with Arsenal? if you knew anything about this story, his contract was terminated by mutual consent with the club. he didnt quit. he knows his performances have gone downhill, so does the rest of the world. he had nothing left to offer Arsenal, and Wenger knew that. whats the point in staying and sitting on the bench? you should have no bitter feelings toward Sol, he was fantastic on and off the pitch. save it for cole.

  13. Good riddence to Sol?
    For shame.
    For shame.
    The man is a true Arsenal legend.
    He left Spurs to join us. The captain of Spurs, ran his contract down and left them on a free to join us.
    Sol could shit on my kitchen table and I wouldn’t care.
    Thanks for everything Sol Man. You were the complete defender and it was sad to see injuries take their toll.
    Legend.

  14. You are mistaken about American football, our womens soccer team could beat most English second div. teams very easily.By the way Sol Campbell is still a force to be reckoned with.

  15. You are mistaken about American football, our womens soccer team could beat most English second div. teams very easily.By the way Sol Campbell is still a force to be reckoned with.

  16. CM, Sol retiring with Arsenal? Forgeting the contract technicalities, I am not sure that is the best thing for the Gunners.
    Every team has this problem with older players who have their best years behind them, but have a loyal fan base. I say, “sorry to see you go…NEXT!”
    By the end of the season, chances are you will be saying, “Sol who?”

  17. I dont understand. Doesnt sol have a few years left on his contract. If so couldn’t arsenal sell him for around 2-4 million, wouldn’t that money be useful, even 1 million. There has to be more to it than we’ve been told. Its Aug 1st already and how come he hasnt been offered a contract with a pretty big club, here or abroad. Whats going on?

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