Wenger mulls over Sol decision
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger will make a late decision on whether to recall Sol Campbell.Arsene Wenger will make a late decision on whether to recall Sol Campbell for Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final with Blackburn Rovers.
Campbell has missed the past two months of the campaign due to an ankle injury but is closing on a first-team return.
The centre half has played twice for the reserves since returning to training and is in contention for a spot against Rovers on Saturday.
But Gunners boss Wenger is toying with the idea of sticking with the partnership of Kolo Toure and Philippe Senderos at the heart of the defence.
Wenger feels the duo have played solidly of late and concedes that Campbell is not yet 100 percent fit to figure at The Millennium Stadium.
"I have not decided yet," Wenger told the club's official website about Campbell's possible participation in the semi-final.
"I will see. You can't say Sol is 100 percent but the second [reserve] game was much better than the first.
"There is still time. I must think carefully because he is not completely fit yet and we have defended very well recently."
Wenger, though, will be boosted by the return of Freddie Ljungberg, who missed last week's win over Middlesbrough due to a hip injury.
Jose Antonio Reyes is also fit, along with Edu, but Mathieu Flamini, Manuel Almunia and Gael Clichy will be missing for the tie with Blackburn.