I think all Arsenal fans knew that we wouldn’t be seeing Joel Campbell in an Arsenal shirt again after yet another unproductive loan arrangement last season. Campbell has been a Gunner for seven years but only ever made 23 appearances for the club and was sent out on loan an amazing seven times to France, Spain, Portugal and Greece. But now he has finally found a club in Italy who are willing to take him on full time, but to be honest I have never heard of the team, called Frosinone Calcio.
The Daily Star reported it like this….
Arsenal outcast Joel Campbell is undergoing a medical at Frosinone Calcio this morning ahead of his proposed move to Italy.
Frosinone want the deal rubber stamped and are giving the Costa Rica international the once over, according to media outlet Calciomercato.
Reports yesterday suggested he will pen three-year deal at the Serie A side.
Campbell, 26, spent last season on loan at La Liga outfit Real Betis.
Unai Emery was seemingly unimpressed with the pacy forward in pre-season and is ready to sanction his departure for a nominal sum.
So who Are Frosinone? They are a newly promoted side from the Lazio region of Italy, who came third in Serie B last season but won through the play-offs, and this will be only their second ever time in the Italian Top Flight. They also came up in 2016 but went straight back down after winning just 8 of their 38 matches, but when you consider they only reached the dizzy heights of Serie B just 10 years ago they have definitely been improving!
They have also moved to a new 16000 seater stadium which means they will probably break their record attendance this coming season, which previously stood at 12000. We may not have heard of them but I’m sure we’ll get regular updates on them this season, especially if Campbell plays well and saves them from relegation….