Arsenal boss Wenger not surprised by Newcastle move for Campbell

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he wasn't surprised by Sol Campbell's move to Newcastle United.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he wasn't surprised by Sol Campbell's move to Newcastle United.

Campbell impressed in the second half of last season but his short-term contract expired in June. Wenger offered him a one-year deal but the 35-year-old chose newly-promoted Newcastle from a string of suitors. His old boss was not taken aback.

"No [I was not surprised] because I thought it was a possibility he could take," explained Wenger to arsenal.com.

"Sol I believe has done extremely well with us and we were still open to negotiating with him here.

"But he made that choice and, no, I am not surprised."

 
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