Thanks for all those great years, Sol-man!

I am really disappointed with Chiza’s cheap dismissal of Sol Campbell. The man was Mr Defender for Arsenal and the large part of why Arsenal took the EPL and FA double in 2001-2002. When I look at his record he only changed two clubs in his 15 seasons and the club that he changed was the Spurs for the Gunners. That took guts! I mean the man was subjected to the vilest of insults everytime he played the Spurs at White Hart.
As a player Sol was ferocious. It’s too bad that most You Tube clips are of the goalscorers because Sol could put on a clinic in defence. Of course, most of You Tube clips you get on Sol is the goal he scored for Arsenal against Barca in the Euro championship. Which really isn’t what the story of Sol is all about. He was a worthy successor to Tony Adams for both club and country.
It’s just unfortunate that he was injured in the last couple of years and had a rare loss of form. A Sol operating at half his best was still better than about 90% of the players. He will really and truly be missed by all who love the game. And I wish him well wherever he decides to join. He played 198 times in the 6 seasons that he played for Arsenal and he was capped 69 times for England.

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