After turning out for the reserve side against West Ham on Tuesday, Sol Campbell is set to return to Arsenal over the next few days.
The former England defender has been without a club after leaving League Two side Notts County after playing just one game for them. He was subsequently linked to a switch to Championship club Newcastle United but now a move to North London is looking increasingly likely.
Sol Campbell during his time with Portsmouth
The 35 year old played 45 minutes of the Gunners 4 – 2 win over West Ham and the club says a permanent move is on the cards.
Speaking about the possible deal, Campbell said:
I hope to sign for Arsenal until the end of the season.
I need to get minutes under my belt, a couple of reserve games at least, before I can start looking any further ahead.
There are still a few technicalities to iron out but it’s fantastic, great, marvellous.
I’m ecstatic to be back and I have worked hard to get there. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not stupid. He wouldn’t have taken me back if he didn’t like what he has seen.