|Sol Campbell believes Spurs have the upper hand in the Premier League title race. (Picture: Getty)|
Former England international Sol Campbell believes Tottenham will finish above Arsenal unless the Gunners splash the cash before the January transfer window closes. Campbell, who represented both clubs during his career, infamously decided to allow his contract to expire in the summer of 2001 and defect to Spurs’ fiercest rivals.
The transfer proved to be an inspired piece of business by Arsene Wenger, with Campbell going on to become an integral member the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ squad that claimed the league title in 2004 without losing a single game.
Twelve years have passed since the highlight of Wenger’s reign and the Gunners have been unable to get their hands anywhere near that glistening piece of silverware again.
|Campbell left Spurs to join Arsenal on a free transfer. (Picture: Getty)|
Despite their long wait to be crowned domestic kings, Arsenal have maintained their status as top dogs in north London, although they came perilously close to finishing behind Spurs for the first time in 21 years last season, and currently trail Mauricio Pochettino’s men by one point in the table.
Concerned about Arsenal’s ability to end their wait for a league title this season, Campbell admitted he’s worried about the quality of other title rivals going into the second half of the Premier League season.
‘They could, they’ve done it before,’ Campbell told Metro.co.uk when asked if he thought Arsenal can still win the league this season. ‘In 1998 when they were a long way behind the leaders, but they are a lot of points behind. ‘There’s a long way to go but the way Chelsea are looking at the moment alongside Tottenham and Liverpool – those teams just seem to be a little bit ahead of Arsenal at the moment.
|Sol Campbell won the Premier League twice while at Arsenal. (Picture: Getty)|
|Arsene Wenger should sign a player in January, says Campbell. (Picture: Getty)|
‘Arsenal need to settle some contracts and get that sorted, maybe buy another player before the January window closes.’
Wenger, who earlier on Thursday insisted that he does not expect to delve into the transfer market after being linked with West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet, has also been urged by Campbell to add some strength in-depth if he hopes to haul in runaway leaders Chelsea.
‘You always need somebody up front who can give us something else. You can never have too many forwards and maybe a really good holding midfielder,’ Campbell added. ‘You can always improve, there’s always room for improvement. There’s always injuries and there’s always somebody who has a loss of form – you always need somebody on the bench who can come on and make an impact.
- Metro, UK