“I’ll help out” – Campbell offers to bring Arsenal back to life


Former Arsenal star, Sol Campbell has offered to help fix the Gunners, who currently appear to lack cohesion and direction under Mikel Arteta.

Campbell, who was a member of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ squad from 2003-04, told talkSPORT: “It’s hard watching Arsenal at the moment, it’s really hard.

“It’s just the effort and the quality. Yes, we’ve spent a lot of money, the most in England at the moment, but it’s the quality, the consistency, the experience.

“We’re always looking for the potential, it’s always good to have potential, but sometimes you want that instant guaranteed success. This is a very, very young side, you have to remember that, there is a lack of experience – but it’s the basics!

“Some of the players need to do the basics. You can lose, but the way we conceded some goals was too easy. The reaction times of some of the defenders not backing each other up, not assessing danger.

“The first goal [against Chelsea] has slipped across the six yard box – get back and defend. Don’t just wait! That’s simple, that’s A, B, C defending. Allow Chelsea to score really good goals, not those simple goals. It’s too easy.

“The gulf of talent and experience was on show. You couldn’t really miss it. Chelsea had so much time and space. They were a cut above.”

Campbell made 211 appearances for Arsenal across his two stints, helping them to two Premier League titles, three FA Cup triumphs and a Champions League final.

Sol Campbell in Arsenal colours

When asked what can be done at Emirates, the 46-year-old said: “I tell you what, I’d help them. Just give me the job and I’ll help them out!

“I’ll tell you how to get out of a two-man press against Brentford! I mean, what’s going on here?”

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