Sol Campbell issues Arsenal warning after Tottenham draw
Sol Campbell says Arsenal haven't turned a corner yet despite showing desire in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Tottenham
Sol Campbell has warned Arsenal that they haven’t turned a corner yet despite showing heart to rescue a 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The Gunners took a first-half lead after Aaron Ramsey’s finished from close range before French midfielder Francis Coquelin was sent off early in the second half.
This performance doesn’t mean Arsenal have turned a corner, that remains to be seen in the coming weeks
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld levelled against 10-man Arsenal five minutes after Coquelin’s dismissal before Harry Kane handed Tottenham a 2-1 lead two minutes later.
But Arsenal forward Sanchez restored parity in the 74th minute to secure a valuable point for Arsenal in the Premier League title race.
Former Arsenal defender Campbell, who was part of Wenger’s last squad that won the title in 2004, praised the Gunners for showing plenty of desire against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
“Arsenal fans have been criticising their team for a lack of hunger recently but today the desire was there,” Campbell told Sportlobster.
“They won a huge number of second balls, put their bodies on the line and worked hard for each other but that’s what you do in a North London derby. Form tends to go out the window and they’re almost always tight, frantic affairs.
“This performance doesn’t mean Arsenal have turned a corner, that remains to be seen in the coming weeks. If you can’t get up for a derby game, what game can you get up for? Wenger now needs to get his players to treat the remaining nine games like they’re derbies.”
Arsenal are in third place in the Premier League table and eight points behind leaders Leicester City with nine games remaining.