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David Ospina leaving Arsenal the right move for everybody 0

Posted on August 18, 2018 by David Nugent

Friday saw the Italian transfer window shut and saw Arsenal players leave for Serie A clubs. Joel Campbell joined Frosinone, youngster Stephy Mavididi signed for Juventus and backup goalkeeper David Ospina joined Napoli on loan.

Out of the trio, only Ospina has featured in the Gunners first-team in recent seasons. A move was almost inevitable for the Colombian number one after falling down the goalkeeping pecking order at Arsenal due to the arrival of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Cech and Leno first choice goalkeepers

As soon as the Gunners signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, it looked obvious that the north London club were overstocked in the goalkeeping department.

Deadline day exits more likely than signings 0

Posted on August 09, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that it is far more likely that there will exits from Arsenal rather than signings on transfer deadline day of the 2018 summer window. There has been talk of the Gunners signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, mainly on a loan deal. However, it seems that the deal is unlikely to happen, with just a few hours left until the deadline of 5 PM.

Players who could leave

Arsenal has plenty of players who are considered surplus to requirements. Spanish striker Lucas Perez has signed for West Ham for a fee of around £5million. The 29-year-old struggled for first-team football since his 2016 arrival from Deportivo La Coruna.

Joel Campbell hoping for Real Betis stay 1

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is hoping to stay at Real Betis ‘for many years’ although he acknowledges such a decision is not his to make.

Costa Rica international sealed a season-long loan deal with the La Liga side on transfer deadline day last August although it looked as if he could finally be given a chance to shine at the Emirates.

The 25-year-old played for Sporting Lisbon last season and it’s now looking increasingly likely that he won’t be returning to Arsenal in the future.

Does Joel Campbell still have a role to play at Arsenal? 2

Posted on August 20, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems that Costa Rica international forward Joel Campbell is returning to England and Arsenal. The Winger could be sidelined for up to six months through a knee injury picked up while away with his national side.

The injury has prevented the 25-year-old leaving the club this summer, with his contract expiring next summer. Now some Arsenal fans are talking about Campbell as if he could save their season. The scenario seems far-fetched, but it does beggar the question could he have a role to play at Arsenal this season?

Decent and has potential

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.

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