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Kevin Campbell: Arsenal send another touching message to former striker after falling ill

Kevin Campbell: Arsenal send another touching message to former striker after falling ill

Kevin Campbell remains in hospital (Image: Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell is “extremely ill,” and both Premier League teams have expressed their sincere support for him and his family on social media.

Following the news that former striker Kevin Campbell is “very unwell,” Arsenal and Everton have joined forces to offer support to Campbell and his family through social media.

The two Premier League teams each issued brief statements wishing the 54-year-old Campbell and his family the very best. Although Campbell’s illness has not been made public, he was admitted to the hospital last week.

“Everyone at the club is sending love to Kevin Campbell and his family, following news that our former striker is very unwell,” Arsenal wrote on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday. Kevin Campbell, you’re on our minds.”

On Sunday, Everton posted: “We have received word that Kevin Campbell, our former striker, is not feeling well. Kevin is not only a fantastic football player but also an amazing person. He has always been a fighter, and we hope the best for him and his family during this trying time. With all of our love.”

In a video, former Arsenal teammate Ray Parlour also shared a heartfelt message. “I’ve heard Kevin Campbell, my former teammate, is having difficulties right now.

“Kev, you have the support of all your friends, family, and the football community.” Mate, keep your good attitude; I know you have a strong character. Get well soon, buddy, and you’ll be back flying like normal. I’m sure everyone is rooting for you.”

Following his formative loan stints with Leyton Orient and Leicester, Campbell started his career with Arsenal and went on to make 224 appearances in the first team for the Gunners. The 54-year-old was a member of Arsenal’s 1991 league title-winning team. In 1993, he helped the Gunners win both the FA Cup and the League Cup, and the following year, he helped them lift the prestigious European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Kevin Campbell: Arsenal send another touching message to former striker after falling ill

Kevin Campbell is loved by both Arsenal and Everton fans ( Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Following his three-year tenure at Nottingham Forest (1995–1998), Campbell made his first and only overseas move of his career when he joined Turkish team Trabzonspor. Later, in the second half of the 1998–1999 season, he had a fruitful six-month loan stint with Everton. That summer, he paid £3 million to make Goodison Park his permanent home.

Prior to his time at Cardiff and West Brom, Campbell was a fan favorite for the Toffees, having scored 50 goals in 160 games. In 2006, he gave up his career and entered the broadcasting industry.

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