By Richard Clarke

Sol Campbell will not re-join Arsenal while Arsène Wenger has four centre backs available.

The former England defender has been training at the Club since his departure from Notts County and is currently looking for a new deal. He has been linked with Manchester United, Newcastle and even a return to Emirates Stadium.

At his pre-match press conference on Friday, Wenger did not entirely rule out the move. However with William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen, Mikael Silvestre and Philippe Senderos at his disposal plus Johan Djourou maybe available in March, he sees no need to take him back.

"I don't know about that yet," said Wenger. "I haven't thought about it.

"At the moment we have four centre backs and we will always have four. If one would go I would consider it but at the moment we have four. There is no need to sign anyone else.

"I love Sol Campbell and the fact he came back here and wanted to practice with us shows that he loves the Club as well. You never say never in these kind of situations. He can still do a job in the Premier League especially now he is fit but at the moment we have no need to sign anybody."

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11 Dec 2009