While the official Arsenal website haven’t posted the story yet, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Sol Campbell will sign for the club.
“I have seen him in training and he is very sharp. His attitude is good, his talent is good. It gives us the opportunity to have one more centre-back. Sol will give us experience, good advice and physically he has worked very hard.”
“It is an opportunity for him to relaunch his career and for us it is a good help for the rest of the season. He is dedicated, motivated and looks happy to be back.”
Meanwhile the capture of 17-year-old Bolivian midfielder Samuel Galindo has also been confirmed. However, the likelihood is that he will be sent out on loan immediately to Spain to begin overcoming work permit issues, a la Carlos Vela.
“I’m looking to send him out on loan. We have a few clubs in mind.”
“Galindo is a player who has good technique. He’s intelligent, 6ft 2ins tall, left-footed with good stamina. He is a central midfielder who can give good balls. He has good vision too which we like here.”
“It’s true that he was at Everton but he was offered to come to me on trial. I said yes, I liked what I saw and I signed him.”
The quickness of Wenger’s decision suggests that Galindo possesses all the attributes of becoming a first-team Arsenal player – strong technique, comfortable on the ball and a creative streak – and he should fit in well at the club. His height is an interesting attribute too, just quietly.
I wish both Campbell and Galindo all the best in their time at Arsenal.
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