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Campbell ready for Rooney's challenge

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London, Jan 29 (ANI): Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has insisted that he is fit and ready for the challenge against ace striker Wayne Rooney and his Manchester United team-mates.

"He's the talisman for United. He's always going to pop up, he's always dangerous. As a top striker, you have to watch him. In a flash, something can happen and they're in," he said.

"It's a challenge. That's what it's all about. We're at the business end of the season. It's a big two weeks for the club. We have to get some points and go from there," The Sun quoted Campbell, as saying.ampbell was supposed to be only an emergency addition to Arsene Wenger's squad, after walking out on Notts County back in September.

But he played 90 minutes in last Sunday's FA Cup defeat at Stoke and replaced injured Thomas Vermaelen in the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

Now the former England star is set for what could turn out to be a title decider between two of the giants of the Premier League.

"It is the media's job to build it up. We've really got to calm it down and focus on the game. It's massive, a great game to be involved in. I don't think it's going to determine the season but it's going some part towards it. United have been there before. They're a top side, they've top players. But so have we.

"I don't know if I will be needed on Sunday but I've been training for a long time. So if it comes to it, I'll have to be ready. It has been a strange old season but I'm knuckling down now. Everything else is in the past," Campbell said. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, January 29, 2010, 14:54 [IST]
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