Joel Campbell may still figure in Wenger’s plans for next season
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen on making Joel Campbell a part of his plans for next season, Gooner Talk understands.
Campbell, 21, is currently spending the campaign on loan at Greek side Olympiakos – his third move in as many seasons since joining the Gunners in 2011.
The pacey attacker, who previously spent time at Real Betis and FC Lorient, has yet to play a competitive game for Wenger’s men with the likes of Ryo Miyaichi and Serge Gnabry ahead of him in the pecking order.
Costa Rica international Campbell has thoroughly impressed for the Greek champions so far, bagging a magnificent 8 goals and nine assists in 24 appearances.
He is also expected to be a key part of Costa Rica’s World Cup campaign, although Los Ticos are regarded as the rank outsiders behind England, Uruguay and Italy in Group D.
Comfortable to play on either flank, highly-rated Campbell will return to north London with Champions League and World Cup experience under his belt ahead of a pivotal 2014/15 season for Arsenal.