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Arsenal defender Campbell ends his 1.5m court case against Portsmouth

15 Mar 2010 15:59:31

Arsenal defender Campbell ends his 1.5m court case against Portsmouth

Sol Campbell has agreed to end a £1.5m court case against Portsmouth after the crisis club admitted they do owe him the money. Arsenal defender Campbell planned to sue the south coast club for unpaid wages and image rights to the tune of £1.67m plus £50,000 in interest payments. But after Portsmouth went into administration a compromise was reached on Monday. Tough battle: Sol Campbell gave away a penalty against Hull but Arsenal claimed a crucial victory Neither Campbell, 35, or Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou were present at the hearing.  However, Andronikou has made contact with the player's lawyers to acknowledge the debt and in return Campbell has indicated he is willing to wait until the club is out of administration to be paid. Meanwhile Campbell has warned Arsenal's youngsters not to expect anbneasy ride as they battle to land the Premier League title. Campbell: Is still owed money from his Portsmouth days The Gunners are very much in the hunt for a first championship since Campbell led the 'Invincibles' of 2003/2004 following a last-gasp 2-1 victory at struggling Hull on Saturday, where Nicklas Bendtner's stoppage-time goal paved the way for the Tigers to dismiss manager Phil Brown. 'We kept fighting and got the win in the end, and we do not care as long as the win comes,' Campbell told Arsenal TV Online. 'It is never easy, you have to win and earn your rights, you have toplay good football - nobody is just going to give you three points inthis league, no chance. 'We just have to keep focused, picking up the wins and stay in there.' Arsenal'stitle credentials have already been written off more than once thisseason, most notably following successive defeats by their directrivals at the start of February. Therefore, Wenger is unlikely to give too much credence to the same critics nowchampioning his side. Denmark striker Bendtner remains happy to let other people talk while the Gunners go about their business. 'A lot of things are said in football, a lot of comments made - everyone has their opinions,' Bendtner said. 'I cannot really say what is the difference [in Arsenal this season], but we are winning and just have to keep doing that.'  Portsmouth loan star Piquionne hopes to tempt Birmingham into summer dealPompey administrator Andronikou raps crisis club's prospective ownersPORTSMOUTH FC


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