Sol Campbell was a man-mountain at the back for Arsenal
On the 3rd of July 2001, Arsenal laid the foundations for much of their future success with the free signing of Sol Campbell after his contract had expired with their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Sol Campbell was one of the few to make the move from Spurs to Arsenal
The move turned out to be a masterstroke as Campbell helped Arsenal win the Premier League title in his first season with the club.
He was also part of the 'invincible' team of 2003/04, that went an incredible 49 games unbeaten in the league.
Campbell's controversial move to Arsenal was totally vindicated for him on a personal level after he finished his Gunners career with two Premier League titles and three FA Cup medals to his name - something that he would have never achieved had he stayed at White Hart Lane.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger pulled off a masterstroke in 2001 with the signing of Campbell
He went on to make 197 appearances for Arsenal before leaving for Portsmouth in 2006. He made a brief return to the club in 2010 on a short-term contract, where he managed 14 appearances.
Campbell ended his professional career in 2011, with 73 international caps with England to his name, but it is what happened on this day 15 years ago that he will be remembered for most.
Campbell was one of the best centre-halves the Premier League has seen