Sol Campbell set to re-join Arsenal - Exclusive
Published 22:30 07/01/10 By John Cross
Sol Campbell is set for a remarkable comeback with Arsenal.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will offer Campbell a short term deal until the end of the season - as long as he can offload Philippe Senderos.
Campbell has been training with Arsenal since quitting Notts County after his summer move to the League Two club turned sour.
Wenger has been hugely impressed with the former England defender and is ready to do something he has never done before - re-sign a former player.
Campbell, 35, has proved his fitness, determination and desire in the past two months while training with Arsenal.
Wenger believes he will be a perfect signing as cover for Thomas Vermaelen and William Gallas.
Campbell is a free agent and is ready to delay a decision on other offers - including a contract from Hull - in the hope Arsenal will give him a deal and an unlikely second chance at the Premier League and a title shot.
But the whole deal hinges on Swiss misfit Senderos leaving Arsenal in January and that may yet be a tricky deal.
Senderos, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan, has been left unhappy and upset at being frozen out at Arsenal.
A move to Everton fell down last summer when Arsenal demanded £4m and David Moyes backed out of the deal.
Senderos was due to play at West Ham in the FA Cup last Sunday but it is understood he was reluctant after injury.
Senderos is desperate to get a new club to give him a chance to win a World Cup place with Switzerland but his fall-out with Arsenal has left him fearing they may not let him leave unless the deal is right for Arsenal.
Everton, Atletico Madrid, Getafe and Bayern Munich have all shown interest. A deal involving Louis Saha going the other way this month may interest Arsenal.