Blow for Gunners as striker asks to leave.
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Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell has reportedly asked to leave the club for a move to Benfica, according to Portuguese source O Jogo.
The Costa Rica forward has spent the last three seasons out on loan away from Arsenal, but had looked set to become part of the first-team in Arsene Wenger’s side this season.
Still, the player is seemingly concerned about a lack of first-team opportunities and wants permission to move to Benfica before the transfer window slams shut.
With Arsenal already short of options in attack following an injury to Olivier Giroud, it seems unlikely that Campbell will be allowed to leave easily, unless a replacement can be brought in quickly.
Campbell has also been linked with AC Milan this summer after impressing for his national side at the World Cup finals in Brazil.