As per the Metro, Arsenal forward Joel Campbell have reportedly agreed to join Turkish side Fernebahce after growing frustrated at his bit part role in the Arsenal team and is setting his sights in a bid to secure regular first team football.
The Costa Rica international has struggled to force his way into Wenger’s plans in recent seasons and was loaned out to Villarreal last term, but he is still highly thought of at the club. The 22-year-old joined the Gunners in 2011 but did not receive his work permit allowing him to play in England until 2013. He has since enjoyed loan spells at Lorient, Real Betis and Olympia cost and recently Villarreal?
Campbell is 22 years old—he needs minutes to continue his development, and if Wenger doesn’t believe he’ll find those minutes at Arsenal, a loan is always an option.
In the case of Campbell, however, such a move seems unlikely. Wenger has treated the winger very much like a new signing, and in essence, that’s what he is. Before the summer of 2014, he hadn’t played a minute in the Gunners’ shirt.
Campbell greatly impressed during the 2014 World Cup and put together an excellent season on loan with Olympiacos. Blessed with pace, technique and a keen eye for goal, the youngster looks ready to make his mark on a higher level.
Fans don’t want to see Campbell depart the club for yet another loan spell, and they can rest easy. Unless the Gunners decide to invest in another versatile attacker to strengthen the squad, the Costa Rican international isn’t going anywhere, but however let’s wait and find out where this link will head to. In football you may never know.