Sol Campbell apologises to Tottenham fans for Arsenal move

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Sol Campbell has apologised to Tottenham fans for joining rivals Arsenal back in 2001.

The defender has hit the headlines in recent weeks thanks to his new book, claiming that he was denied the chance to be England captain because he is black.

Now he has been speaking out about his acrimonious exit from Tottenham.

The former Portsmouth defender left Spurs to join Arsenal on a free transfer 13 years ago, going on to win two Premier League titles and three FA Cups with the Gunners.

To this day Tottenham fans still haven't forgiven Campbell, who they branded 'Judas' when he left.

Now the 39-year-old has apologised to Spurs fans for the 'hurt' his move caused - although he refused to say sorry for opting to join Arsenal because of the success he enjoyed.

"I'm sorry about the situation with me going and I'm sorry how it happened," he said.

"I'm not going to apologise for the move because I was very successful. I'm sorry about the hurt it inflicted on them."

Campbell also admits he is still shocked by the amount of vitriol aimed at him by Tottenham supporters.

"It's been well over a decade, but you've got to look at the situation," he explained.

"The Spurs fans appreciated me and I tried to move the club on when I was there.

"I even proposed a contract to them and I thought If they can pay me this, they can pay other guys to move the club on."

Arsenal and Spurs go head to head in the north London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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