Wenger ‘revolutionised’ Arsenal, says Campbell


The former Gunner has given the Frenchman his full backing
and says that he will know when it is the right time to leave
the club he joined back in 1996
Sol Campbell has defended Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
and credited the under-fire Frenchman with transforming
the club.
Arsenal missed out on the Premier League title for a 12th
season running as sections of the Emirates Stadium faithful
turned on the club’s long-serving boss.
Campbell was part of the last Gunners side to be crowned
champions when they went the whole of the 2003-04 top-
flight campaign unbeaten.
And he called for Wenger to be given more time, which looks
inevitable after the 66-year-old got the backing of chief
executive Ivan Gazidis this week.
“Everyone’s got to realise how much he’s done for Arsenal,”
Campbell, who played for the London club from 2001 to
2006 and then again briefly in 2010, told The Guardian. “He
revolutionised the club.
“Yes, everyone wants to win the Premier League and
Champions League. It takes time.
“He’s done incredibly well for the amount of money he’s
spent – look at Man United, who have spent £250 million in
two years and have only gone sideways.
“It’s not easy at all. Arsenal and Arsene will know when it’s
time to move on. It’ll happen naturally and that’s how it
should be because he has given so much to the club.”