Campbell may risk delaying operation on broken nose
Sol Campbell could be willing to take a World Cup gamble in an attempt to prove his fitness to Sven-Goran Eriksson. The black friday 2013 canada goose sale Arsenal defender underwent tests yesterday which revealed he had suffered a broken nose in the clash with Portsmouth’s Svetoslav Todorov but he could be back in action within a week.
„Sol’s nose is broken. He [will have to consult] a specialist,” said Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger. „He has no breathing problems but the surgeon has to decide whether he has surgery now or whether we should wait until the end of the average cost canada goose jacket season.”
Foremost in Campbell’s thinking as he canvasses the advice of experts will be his hopes of featuring for England in Germany this summer. Campbell has been involved with the national team since 1996 and was a member of the Fifa all-star team at the past two World Cups.
He is keen to extend that record but his fitness has become amazon canada goose parka a bigger barrier to his selection in recent weeks than John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Ledley King or Jamie Carragher. Eriksson has stated that players must have a run of games before he offers them a place in the best canada goose jacket womens World Cup 23.
Wenger hinted yesterday that the defender would be ready to risk the rest of his season as he attempts to demonstrate his suitability. „If he needs surgery now it is at least a week out,” said Wenger. „It is three weeks without any risk but I feel he could play after one week.”
Eriksson must submit his final squad on May 15 – two days before a Champions League final in which Arsenal may canada goose coat – victoria play. Campbell’s assured performance in the Portsmouth match indicated that he could play his way into the reckoning after a 10-week absence. But, after being struck by the point of Benjani Mwaruwari’s elbow in a separate incident that opened up his eyebrow, the Todorov clash proved luck was against him.
The focus was on Campbell’s mental state after he withdrew at half-time during Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat at Highbury by West Ham in which he was at fault for both first-half goals. An ankle injury had contributed to those slips and he then suffered a toe problem.
Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham will be contesting the Premiership title within three years more canadagoosejacketoutlett, according to their manager Martin Jol, who joined in criticising the non-British nature of the Highbury team which reached the Champions League semi-finals by claiming that domestic football fans would welcome black friday 2013 canada goose sale his side winning the league with a British backbone.
„I would like to challenge for the title. It’s not easy but I think that in the next three years can i wash my canada goose jacket we could make a good challenge to be champions,” Jol said. „You need consistency at the club, with the players as well. Our spine always remains the same with Ledley [King], Paul average cost canada goose jacket [Robinson], [Michael] Carrick, Robbie Keane is there for another four years and [Jermain] Defoe. It is probably an advantage over a lot of other clubs having a British base.
„Last week there was not best price for canada goose jacket one single British player in buy canada goose jacket online canada the Champions League. Did you notice? So if we could do it, I don’t think it would only be a big achievement for us but for English football as well.
„When I was younger, Spurs was the best club in Britain. There is still the same fan base, the same sell-outs every week and the best away crowd with one or two other clubs, so it remains the same. The only thing was they were waiting for us.”