Arsenal legend Sol Campbell blasts 'soft' current stars and says Gunners need 'ruthless gentleman' like the Invincibles

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell blasts 'soft' current stars and says Gunners need 'ruthless gentleman' like the Invincibles

ARSENAL legend Sol Campbell has blasted the current Gunners after claiming that his old club have become 'soft'.

The former England defender told Mikel Arteta's team that they need to become 'ruthless gentlemen' like his 'Invincibles' side was.


Speaking to Ladbrokes at the launch of their new European Championships 5-a-side Bet, Campbell said: "When I was at Arsenal we had a team of tough guys… I don't know whether things have softened now.

"When I was there we had a team full of tough guys. All great gentlemen, straight-talking.

"There were loads of characters, great banter and with that came a few fights from time to time. But above all that, it was a team full of great personalities; great people.

"We didn't shy away from things at all. Is football like that now? Are Arsenal like that now? I don't think so.

We didn't shy away from things at all. Is football like that now? Are Arsenal like that now? I don't think so

"We were ruthless gentlemen. There is such a thing; you know what's good and what's bad but when it comes to football there's no mucking around.

"It's as simple as that."

Campbell is also struggling to understand Arsenal's transfer policy, with experienced pair Hector Bellerin and Granit Xhaka linked with following David Luiz out the Emirates exit door this summer.

He added: "Does the club want to start again, forgetting about how Arsenal of old used to win? You have to ask the guys at the top. It's a different time now.

WIN £50,000 with Dream Team Euros

Dream Team Euros is HERE!

The best fantasy football game to accompany Euro 2020 has arrived.

And you can play absolutely FREE for your chance to win the £50,000 jackpot.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR FREE!

Dream Team Euros

  • £50,000 jackpot
  • The best fantasy football game this summer
  • Play in mini-leagues against your mates, colleagues, family members – and some hand-picked celebrities
  • FREE to play

"Who is going to change Arsenal Football Club? I think they need to have a look around the place at some of the senior players there.

"Do they keep a couple of players around to help bring on the youngsters? You can't just go and get rid of all of your experienced players.

"You don't want to sever ties completely with players like that because otherwise there'll be no one around who can teach new signings and younger players the ways of the club."

EURO 2020 BETTING SPECIAL – GET £1 FREE BET FOR EVERY SHOT ON TARGET YOUR GOLDEN BOOT SELECTION HAS

    Source: Read Full Article