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Campbell out of Gold Cup with knee injury 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Joel Campbell has picked up a serious knee injury while on international duty with Costa Rica and will miss the remainder of the Gold Cup this summer. “We will see what the doctors say, but it is a pretty big tear and I will have to undergo an operation,” said the 25-year-old, reports Goal.

Campbell picked up the injury against Canada on Tuesday and will now be undergoing surgery, with rumours that he’ll be sidelined for six months. Costa Rica’s chances of winning the competition will be hampered due to his absence but the Arsenal man will now be worried about his club future.

Joel Campbell linked with a £2.6m exit this summer 1

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell looks on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer, with the Costa Rican international having lost his squad number ahead of the new season. With Alexandre Lacazette taking Lucas Perez’s number nine shirt, Campbell lost his number 28 jersey to Perez, raising questions on his future.

According to the Metro, Galatasaray are keen on signing him for around £2.6m. And with Arsenal shopping for players who operate in his position, it’s clear Wenger doesn’t envisage a future with Campbell. Interest has been quiet, however, with only one club believed to be in the running for his signature.

Joel Campbell set for Sporting loan move 0

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Express, Arsenal forward Joel Campbell looks set for another loan move away from the club. Reports are suggesting Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon will be the destination for the Costa Rican as game time hasn’t been guaranteed by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Campbell broke through in the first-team last season, making 19 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating five goals, but he’s been omitted from the squad this campaign. His performances were promising for a time in 2015/16, and with Arsenal short on attacking options, it will bemuse many supporters why Campbell has once again not been retained.

Viking Stavanger not a bad run out for Arsenal 0

Posted on August 06, 2016 by David Nugent

An 8-0 win over Norwegian opposition is not always a great yard stick to how players are going to do in the heat of Premier League battle. However, the Gunners hefty victory over Viking Stavanger on Friday night will have given Arsene Wenger food for thought.

Mainly because a number of the Gunners first players did not feature and a few of the fringe players, particularly Costa Rican winger Joel Campbell excelled.

A satisfying 90 minutes

The likes of Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud were missing for the Gunners as they recover from summer international exertions.

Joel Campbell could be staying at the Emirates Stadium 0

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has been linked to a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer, but it appears that manager Arsene Wenger is happy to retain his services for the upcoming season. The 24-year-old provided symmetry to the Arsenal attack in 2015/16, but lost his place to Jack Wilshere and Alex Iwobi which has since poured doubt on his future with the Gunners.

Campbell scored and created a goal every 177 minutes in the Premier League last season, and fit the system well given his penchant to cut inside on his stronger left-foot from the right flank. Campbell’s movement freed up space for right-back Hector Bellerin to attack and provide the width, but the Costa Rican international made just 11 starts in the end.

Joel Campbell pledges future to Arsenal, again 0

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has again moved to reject speculation linking him with a summer exit from the Emirates, stating that he is determined to fight for his place in the side.

Over the years, the 24-year-old has shown incredible loyalty to the club despite the fact that he was never given the playing time he deserved, and there was not a single occasion when he complained about the lack of first team opportunities, which is a rare case in modern day football.

Wilshere & Campbell return to pre-season training 0

Posted on July 17, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Midfielder Jack Wilshere and winger Joel Campbell have both returned to pre-season training for Arsenal this summer after their excursions in the 2016 European Championships and Copa America Centenario respectively. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed his returning stars would be given up to four weeks off, but Wilshere and Campbell were eliminated early and therefore didn’t play the same amount of time

Valencia in bid for Arsenal’s Joel Campbell 0

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Estadio Deportivo, Spanish La Liga side Valencia are interested in Arsenal’s Joel Campbell this summer. The Costa Rica international has been on the periphery with the Gunners in 2016, and hasn’t been given any assurances about playing time in 2016/17 which could see him considering an exit from the Emirates Stadium.

Campbell made 19 Premier League appearance for Arsene Wenger’s side last season, scoring just three goals. Being a left-footed right-winger, he filled a void in the attack for the lengthy period of the previous campaign, but was pushed out of the side when Arsenal welcomed back a number of previously injured players.

Could Arsene Wenger introduce some fringe players for this weekend’s Aston Villa clash? 0

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal lock horns with already-relegated Aston Villa in their final Premier League clash this weekend, and while the Gunners could still have a top-two finish to fight for, manager Arsene Wenger might use the opportunity to name fringe players in the side who haven’t heavily featured on Sunday.

The likes of David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Mikel Arteta and Joel Campbell might be given minutes after being completely unused in the second-half of the season, and a select few of the fringe players may be given a farewell ahead of a summer exit.

Arsene Wenger has to let Joel Campbell leave for regular game time this summer 1

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has endured a bittersweet season at the Emirates Stadium. The Costa Rican international finally got a run of games in the first-team between the end of October and early February – greatly impressing in the Premier League too – but has since been an unused substitute or not making the matchday squad at all.

Campbell was given a chance to impress when Arsenal were suffering from a real injury crisis, but as the Londoners have welcomed back the likes of Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, while promoting Alex Iwobi from the youth side, game time has been sparse for the 23-year-old. He faces another summer of contemplation about his future, as he needs regular action at his age to continue developing, but doesn’t look likely of getting it at Arsenal.



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