Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has urged Arsene Wenger to move for Colombian superstar James Rodriguez after snapping up Alexis Sanchez.

The Gunners swooped to bring in the £30m attacker on Thursday, beating Liverpool to the 25-year-old.

Sanchez will slot into the Londoners’ already crowded front-line, where he is set to compete with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla, among others, for a starting berth.

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Even though Wenger has numerous options, Campbell feels that his former boss should move for Rodriguez:

“Sanchez is a great signing – but I would now go for James Rodriguez,” he is quoted by the London Evening Standard.

“I have been very impressed with Sanchez, I am glad he’s come to Arsenal. I was a bit worried Arsene Wenger and the club weren’t going to pull it off but they did.

“He’ll give the club a lift. He’s fast, he’s a proven goal-scorer at a huge club, he will help everyone up their game and take it to another level. I can’t believe Arsenal have got him, I didn’t think he would come.”

Even though his country were knocked out in the quarter-finals, Rodriguez, 22, managed six goals at the World Cup, and may end the competition as the highest scorer unless Lionel Messi or Thomas Muller – his closest competitors – find the net in the final.

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