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Olympiakos open talks with Arsenal over signing Joel Campbell


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Greek champions Olympiakos have opened talks with Arsenal over the permanent signing of Joel Campbell.

The Costa Rica youngster, who is spending the season on loan in Piraeus, wants to stay in Greece after becoming a key player at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

Campbell, who joined the Gunners in 2011 from Deportivo Saprissa, was granted a work permit last summer following a season on loan to Real Betis, but Wenger still decided to send him to the continent for another term.

As Gooner Talk exclusively revealed on Saturday, the 21-year-old is now subject of preliminary negotiations between Arsenal and Olympiakos – with the latter keen on engineering a permanent move to Greece.

“It is a matter between the two clubs. However, from the beginning it was difficult, since Joel belongs to a big club like Arsenal and this, as you know, makes things more complicated”, said Campbell’s agent.

“It’s a critical year for Campbell. There is also the World Cup ahead. But, as I said, he is happy in Greece and Olympiakos.

“He would not be happy to be in one of the top leagues but to stay on the bench”.

A buy-out fee in the region of 8 million euros (£6.6m) has been reported for the versatile forward.


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wam
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wam
2 years 7 months ago

I hope this doesn’t happen, Joel needs a chance at Arsenal.

Danish Gooner
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Danish Gooner
2 years 7 months ago

Are you fu**ing kidding me.He havnt played a single game for Arsenal and now he wants to sign for Olympiakos becase he isnt guarenteed a starting place at Arsenal.HOW About trying to force our way into the it,it isnt actually that difficult with Bendtner leaving in the summer then we are Down to one striker,should be possible.

steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 7 months ago
Campbell is a very skillfull player v quick and scores goals as a highly unknown entity he could have surprised uk defenders aqn supported our drive forward an drive for the prem … he’s much more exciting than bentner ….unfortunately wenger buys these players and never plays them ….plus he has this dogmatic formula …if you don’t fit that formula he’s not interested… he shouldve brought back campbell ages ago … however that’s whats wrong with Arsenal they have a predicatable formula that is good when it is Barca but not when your Arsenal when you have sloppy Monreal …and… Read more »
steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 7 months ago

Why wont wenger freshen the squad cant he see their knackered ..

.theo injured
ramsey injured ..
. flamini on a 3match ban

plus we have 1 striker…isn’t it obvious were short of midfield plus 2 strikers short.

steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 7 months ago
Wenger said there were no players out there…. well one striker was telling the media how much he liked Arsenal an wanted to come and has scored about 19 goals already compared to girouds …10 (that’s a guess cause I cant remember the last time he scored but I know its not more than Jackson Martinez )
wam
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wam
2 years 7 months ago

He’s quality, we should turn down any offer. Big surprise they want to keep him, they will be in his ear trying to get him to stay – wait till Arsene tells him he’s in the Arsenal first team squad next season.

Eric
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Eric
2 years 7 months ago

Remember Campbell is going to play against England in the World Cup, is a good time to see if he can stay in Arsenal and play for the first time or sell him for a good price.

Radge
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Radge
2 years 7 months ago

Prefer the look of Sanogo. Campbell has been been kicking around for ages, hasnt been able to play due to work permit situations but still with Giroud as a very competant No2, Sanogo (who looks very Lukaku/Henry blend)and another more dynamic, mature CF surely to come in this summer…Campbell hasnt a chance in hell at getting a start.

Mark
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Mark
2 years 7 months ago

I hope that we don’t sell Campbell. I think that he is a really promising striker and we should bring him back next season and give him a decent amount of game time to see how he fares.

steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 7 months ago

Campbell dribbles and is dynamic
wenger doesn’t want dribblers just passers…Arsenal are really predictable!!!!

steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 7 months ago
Fagin Arsene Wenger has a 100 year business plan to win a trophy … by that time we won’t have any fans left …. when he had the opportunity to win this premiership he completely blew it by not freshening up the team in January….. with the great Woolcott injured and us already short in midfield and up front….. cause sanogo isn’t ready and he doesn’t play Pod …. Ramsey out etc….. Flamini ….red carded… and please get rid of Monreal…. can anyone tell me why he wont build this team properly ? Every single premiership fan / watcher /pundit… Read more »
steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 7 months ago
Look at how some teams nurture there players but let them paly without the handbrake on … Barkley and Raheem Sterling our young players are good but there is always the feeling they can do much more ala Woolcott / Ox / and now the talented Gnabry … I want to see these players destroy teams … I think although Wenger is a phenomenal coach … these I want to see these guys explode on the pitch .. Im sure they can …look at Ox against Brazil in the Maracana!!!
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steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 6 months ago
After me bigging up Campbell what happened ? Let me put it this way …… Arsenal have played United twice this year how many times did they score against them a big Zero …… then here comes lowly loaned out Joel Campbell and he scores a quality goal and puts in a solid performance in a European Champions League match, O but he’s on loan so are we gonna bring him back now his work permit issues are seemingly over it remains to be seen …….. and oh yes why did Olympiacos beat United cause they ran them ragged ….… Read more »
steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 6 months ago
Three players Arsenal should bring to the Emirates Of course Joel Campbell , Jackson Martinez in the forward line an Hernannes in midfield or one of the Chileans that tore England apart. Arsenals football model ( playing style and tactics ) needs freshening up . Goal keeper is great when he is focused but we could probably do better back four is great but Monreal should maybe go left mid field ,or just go. Gibbs is much better but unfortunately a lot of injury sometimes keeps him out . Midfield is pretty good but not quite disciplined or robust enough… Read more »
steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 6 months ago

Joel Campbell scores another quality goal at international level , he plays with no fear close control and crucially scores goals. More excellent work by Campbell ,lets hope Arsenal bring him back so a top European club doesn’t snap him up in the Summer.

steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 6 months ago
It looks like finally Joel Campbell maybe on his way back to Arsenal …… take this with a pinch of salt as things can change …but having Campbell on the left Giroud Martinez or Remy through the middle and Theo on the right would be quite a lethal strike force lets hope Wenger gets it right for next season as the top 5 will all be looking to strengthen their teams big time next year …..we need to keep Sagna though he has been a very good and loyal player over the past seven years ……Come on Arsenal ….. Oh… Read more »
steve gill
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steve gill
2 years 5 months ago
Another match day …another terrible loss! Arsenal are predictable not tactical. Back in the day our players were different and had a distinctly different outcome …..Let’s explore this a little… Cazorla although good , Wilshire although a good player … Rosicky although a tidy player ,I’m excluding(Chamberlain Ramsey) Arteta , Flamini they pass .. Pass pass, pass, pass……. I’m falling asleep with the passing sideways round and round triangles …our midfielders were very different much more direct Lundberg Overmars Pires Viera, Petit , Parlour ,Wiltord etc they all used to score that’s different about our midfield scoring is what footballs… Read more »
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