Campbell expects tough finish
Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has warned his younger team-mates not to expect an easy Premier League run-in.
By James Riach
Last Updated: 15/03/10 4:29pm
Experienced Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has warned his younger team-mates not to expect an easy Premier League run-in.
The Gunners are currently third in the table and many expect them to mount a title challenge because of the winnable games that remain on their fixture list.
Arsene Wenger's side are just two points behind leaders Manchester United after a late win against Hull at the weekend, thanks to Nicklas Bendtner's injury time winner.
Campbell was part of the Arsenal team that went unbeaten in the league during the 2003/04 campaign, which was the last time they finished at the summit of the top-flight.
The 35-year-old, who rejoined the Emirates outfit in January, believes that there are no easy games in the Premier League and says the team needs to stay focused if they are to have a chance of glory.
"We kept fighting and got the win in the end (against Hull), and we do not care as long as the win comes," he said.
"It is never easy, you have to win and earn your rights, you have to play good football - nobody is just going to give you three points in this league, no chance.
"We just have to keep focused, picking up the wins and stay in there."
Danish striker Bendtner has fired in four goals in two games after missing a hatful of chances against Burnley earlier in the month.
He is also not getting carried away with experts tipping Arsenal to nick an unlikely league win and pays no attention to predictions.
"A lot of things are said in football, a lot of comments made - everyone has their opinions," he said.
"I cannot really say what is the difference (in Arsenal this season), but we are winning and just have to keep doing that.
"I am happy to be scoring again after last weekend (against Burnley), when everything went wrong."