Arsene Wenger plans to block a loan move for Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell to Benfica…
Benfica are keen on bringing Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell to Portugal this January, but Arsene Wenger is against the move, reports Portuguese publication Desporto.
The Costa Rican star has struggled to get any real game time at Arsenal this season, making just a handful of appearances for the club.
The 22-year-old was superb during a loan spell at Olympiacos last season, and was solid at the World Cup in Brazil over the summer. He clearly hasn’t done enough to impress Wenger however, and may need to move elsewhere for first team football.
Benfica seem keen to bring him to the club on loan, but Arsenal’s French manager would prefer if he gained experience in Spain or in the Premier League if he is allowed out on loan.