Philippe Christanval claims England international Sol Campbell wants to quit Arsenal.

French defender Christanval spent pre-season training with Arsenal after cancelling his contract with Marseille, and although no deal was offered by the Gunners, he believes he may be recalled to Highbury if Campbell leaves the club.

Campbell is currently injured but Christanval has claimed that Campbell has asked to quit the club.

“I am still waiting for an answer,” commented Christanval about the possibility of a move to Arsenal.

“I know Arsene confirmed on the club’s website it won’t be settled but he didn’t call me yet.

“During the pre-season period, Arsene told me he was keen to sign me but only if he parts with one of his central defenders.

“Sol Campbell asked to leave.

“Considering what I know, he hasn’t had any concrete propositions yet.

“But the transfer window is not closed yet. I still have hope for Arsenal.

“England has the most exciting league to me. Arsenal asked me to join them for a training period – that is not for nothing.”