Arsenal legend wants club to sign World Cup sensation

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.