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Wenger regrets taking Campbell from Tottenham to Arsenal

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he regrets signing Sol Campbell from Tottenham.

Despite Campbell's positive impact on the team, Wenger said he was unsure whether he would sign him again due to the reaction of the transfer between the rival fanbases.

"I knew that it would cause heated debates in London, but I was truly con­vinced by the player," Wenger explained in an interview with 11 Freunde.

"I thought he was capable of facing the adver­sity. For me, it was easy because ever­y­body was con­scious that I had signed a great player. But for him, it was more com­pli­cated."

The defender received so much backlash from the transfer that Wenger did possess some doubts over the signing.

"The situa­tion was really stressful for Sol and he told me after­wards how severe it became.

"He couldn't go to cer­tain places for dinner or walk freely in London because of the anger of the Tot­tenham fans.

"In hind­sight, I'm not sure if I would sign him again bea­ring in mind the dif­fi­cul­ties he faced."

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