Arsenal striker Joel Campbell is reportedly ready to force a move away from Arsenal after getting frustrated with the lack of playing time this season, according to reports in the Mirror.
The Costa Rican had an impressive World Cup and helped his country reach the quarter-finals for the first time and was tipped to play a major role for the Gunners this season. He played well in a couple of pre-season games but has only made two appearances in the Premier League this season.
The report states that the youngster is ready leave Arsenal in January after getting fed-up with the lack of first team chances. He was furious after being axed from Arsenal’s first team squad for the games against Burnley and Anderlecht at the Emirates.
It further states that the striker has left his team mates and management in no doubt that he is fed-up and angry with the latest snubs. Some part of his frustration is probably due to the fact that the striker was close to joining Benfica during the final days of the summer transfer window, but the Gunners boss refused to let the striker leave and has faced criticism from the player’s agent for doing so.
The striker has just played in two games this year, both as a substitute and in each case, he showed a tenacity that demonstrated how much he wanted to play and how passionate he was about playing for Arsenal. It’s really hard to understand why he is never used; and if he isn’t going to be used why Wenger didn’t allow him to go out on loan in the August transfer window.
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With Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry and Giroud due back soon, the small chance Campbell had of getting playing time has gotten even smaller. He is just 22 years and needs to be getting experience on the field, not sitting on the bench and hopefully Wenger realises this and lets him go out on loan in January.
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