Arsenal memories...2006: Sol goes AWOL

This week in….2006 Fears were growing for Sol Campbell after the defender went AWOL after being substituted at half time during Arsenal s 3-2 home loss to West Ham. The 31-year-old had not been seen since leaving Highbury before the start of the second ha

This week in....2006

Fears were growing for Sol Campbell after the defender went AWOL after being substituted at half time during Arsenal's 3-2 home loss to West Ham.

The 31-year-old had not been seen since leaving Highbury before the start of the second half and Arsene Wenger said: "I hope that when he comes back he comes back stronger. "At the moment I am worried about Sol because he is down. I don't want to interfere with how he feels individually and privately.

"I haven't spoken to him. He has not been contactable. Is the problem football related? I don't know.

"You have to accept that every human being responds differently to problems. I rate him highly as a human being and I think he will come back.