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Southampton ace Walcott: Campbell deserves Arsenal statue; he was better leader than Henry

Southampton ace Theo Walcott says former Arsenal teammate Sol Campbell should have his statue struck outside Emirates stadium.

The Tottenham academy graduate won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups during a five-year stint at Arsenal.

The 46-year-old was also a part of the Gunners famous Invincibles side and is heralded as a club legend on the red side of north London.

Arsenal already have statues of Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp, Herbert Chapman, Ken Friar and Thierry Henry outside the Emirates, but Walcott insists room should be made for Campbell.

"It's hard to compare Sol to people like Thierry. Lots of people look at strikers, they always do," Walcott said in the talkSPORT documentary, Being Sol Campbell.

"But Sol, for me… the fact he's gone from Tottenham and the amount of stick he got moving to Arsenal and then wins everything and scores in the Champions League final.

"He would rank just below Thierry, because of Thierry being my idol and what he did for me. Sol was 100 per cent more of a leader than Thierry. I'm quite surprised that Sol hasn't got a statue as well, because that's the kind of impression he brought to Arsenal."

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