Sol Campbell shows lack of character and leadership at Arsenal
Sol Campbell, the former defender of Arsenal, that in the current squad of the home team lacks character and leadership.
Arsenal went on Saturday with a 3-1 collapse against the leader Chelsea, so the first national championship since thirteen years far away. The formation of coach Arsène Wenger gives as number four of the twelve points on the ‘Blues’.
In the last five duels were seven points will be forfeited. “I know, of course, not the exact situation, but in my time guarded, we as the players themselves the balance. There we had the characters for that,” says the 42-year-old Campbell Monday against Sky Sports.
“We were not to only after 45 minutes to say something, but were talking to each other on the field on things. If you get to the rest to wait, you can just are already 2-0 behind.”
Campbell, now an assistant coach with Trinidad and Tobago, came during his career, six years for Arsenal. He was also under contract with Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle United, and played 73 times for the English national team.
In 2002 and 2004, Campbell champion with Arsenal. In 2006 he scored on behalf of the Londoners in the 2-1 lost Champions League final against FC Barcelona.
According to Campbell, had Arsenal in 2004, so far, the last year in which the ‘Gunners’ in the title and got over a lot of players that preponderance had.
“We had players that you knew that they would intervene. Think of Patrick Vieira, Tony Adams, Martin Keown and David Seaman and the front of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp,” said the former defender.
“They dared all to intervene during the match. Players with character are the key to success. You have four or five of those guys.”
Campbell believes that coach Wenger has a role in changing the mentality at Arsenal. “I think he says at the beginning of each season: with our way of playing, we can be champion. Halfway through the season comes the reality. You have the personalities needed on the field.”
Saturday occurs Wenger, who since 1996 trainer of Arsenal, with his team at laagvlieger Hull City in the Premier League. The match at the Emirates Stadium starts at 13.30 hours.
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