Campbell thrilled to rejoin England fold
Sol Campbell has revealed he would love the chance to play for England again. England manager Steve McClaren faces a defensive crisis ahead of the friendly with Germany on August 22. Captain John Terry, Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate are all injured and Jamie Carragher has retired from international football, meaning McClaren may have just one recognised centre-back, Rio Ferdinand, heading into the game. It is understood McClaren is now considering a recall for the new Portsmouth skipper, who last pulled on an England jersey in June 2006 when he came on as a substitute for Ferdinand in a 2-2 draw with Sweden. 'I'm thrilled,' Campbell told the BBC Radio 5 Live Sportsweek programme when asked about being linked with an England return. 'But until you are there and it's happening, then I am not going to get too excited. 'I'm just going to concentrate on my game and whatever comes up after that, comes up. 'If it does come I'll take my chances. If it's one game it's good, if it's 15 games after that then fantastic. That's how I'm going to look at it. 'I played a long time for my country, playing in some fantastic games during that period. 'Of course, I'd love the chance to do it again. We will wait and see if it happens, and if it does then I will get on with it.' Campbell has also revealed he was not surprised to see Thierry Henry finally quit Arsenal for Barcelona. The France striker moved to the Nou Camp in June for £16million, ending long-running speculation over his future. 'I think it was kind of on the cards,' added Campbell, who played for the Gunners for eight years before leaving in 2001. 'It's happened this season, it could quite easily have happened the season before. So I wasn't really surprised about that. 'Barcelona is a fantastic club. I am sure he will do tremendously well there.' Campbell is also convinced Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will see out the final year of his current contract with the club. However, beyond that he is unsure, adding: 'I think he will probably wait until the end of the season before he decides. 'I think a lot will depend on how results go, how the season goes, and on investment from up above. 'That's going to really determine what will happen with Arsene.'