Olympiakos forward Campbell wants to do well with the Gunners.
There was a pleasing moment for Arsenal fans in Olympiakos’ 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday as loanee Joel Campbell scored a stunning strike.
The 21-year-old has been on-loan in Athens from the Emirates Stadium for the entire 2013/14 season and that goal against the Premier League champions took the Costa Rican’s tally to 10 for the season.
Campbell joined the Gunners from Deportivo Saprissa from the winger’s native country in 2011, but is yet to play a game for the club.
The forward has enjoyed successful spells with FC Lorient and Real Betis, but the Costa Rica international is now ready to make the step up and succeed inn north London.
“I know I have the capacity to play there. I am only waiting for the opportunity. With hard work I know I can get there,” Campbell was quoted by the Metro.
“United showed an interest in me when I was moving to Europe but I have been an Arsenal fan since I was a child and that’s why I chose them.”
Campbell generally operates from the right wing so would therefore be competing with the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Serge Gnabry for a place in Arsene Wenger’s side.
However, the attacker can also play on the left flank and behind the striker and plays the style of football that Wenger likes to employ, running at full-backs and taking them on – but the central American also has good defensive nous.
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