Sydney FC star helps launch countdown to Arsenal tour

Sydney FC marquee Bobô joined Arsenal legend Sol Campbell at Sydney Opera House today, as the Sky Blues and Arsenal celebrated 100 days until the English Premier League giant’s Sydney tour.

Bobô and Campbell spoke of the excitement at the clubs and among fans as they officially launched the 100-day countdown.

“It’s going to be incredibly exciting to have Arsenal play Sydney FC,” Campbell said.

“It’s going to be good to embrace world football, Arsenal haven’t been here for 40 years so to reaffirm that and start that again is good.

“The players are looking forward to this game and they want to make a good show of it. Hopefully it’ll be a competitive game as well.”

Sydney FC’s marquee player, Brazilian striker Bobo, said: “Having one of world football’s leading clubs coming down under to play Sydney FC is a fantastic opportunity.

“This game allows us to showcase our potential on the world stage, as well as giving our younger boys a valuable learning experience.”

Sol Campbell is known as an Arsenal “Invincible”. In a celebrated career at the Gunners, he won six major trophies with the club, and he was a cornerstone player of the side that went an entire Premier League season unbeaten in 2003/04.

Arsenal will play Sydney FC on Thursday 13 July before tackling cross-town rivals Western Sydney Wanderers at the same venue on Saturday 15 July.