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Arsenal rule out Campbell signing

Sol Campbell
Campbell won 73 caps for England from 1996-2007

Arsenal have confirmed that former defender Sol Campbell is training with the club, but say there is no chance of him re-signing for the Gunners.

The controversial 35-year-old, who left League Two Notts County last month after only one game, is without a club.

"We are only helping him to get fit again. Is it going any further with us? No," said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Campbell, who left Portsmouth in the summer, is not allowed to play for a third club until January.

Wenger, who signed Campbell from arch-rivals Tottenham in 2001, added: "It's very difficult when you play in a team sport to stay completely fit on your own.

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"So he asked me if he could come back here and have some fitness sessions, and we are helping him out."

Campbell is understood to be interesting Championship outfit West Brom, but under existing Fifa laws he would not be able to join them until 2010.

The centre-half won two Premier League titles and three FA Cup winners' medals during his time at Arsenal and also won 73 England caps in a stellar career.



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Campbell aims to train at Arsenal
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Eriksson 'let down' by Campbell
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Campbell makes Notts County exit
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Magpies must "wake up" - Campbell
21 Sep 09 |  Notts County
Morecambe 2-1 Notts County
19 Sep 09 |  League Two
Campbell seals Notts County move
25 Aug 09 |  Notts County


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