Now this is definitely the strangest Arsenal transfer rumour for me, as I believe that Joel Campbell was one of the most improved players at the club last season, but he seemed to be shut out by Arsene Wenger despite some cracking performances and his place was eventually given to Alex Iwobi.
An article in the Independent this morning said: A report emerged in Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo that the 24-year-old has been informed he should seek out a new club to join either on a loan deal or permanently, having struggled for first team opportunities since he returned from his most recent loan spell with Villarreal in 2015.
It’s added that Campbell is wanted by the new Valencia head coach Pako Ayestaran, although AC Milan have also been previously linked with the Costa Rica international.
It would appear that Campbell and Wenger have never really seen eye to eye, and the Costa Rican international has always made it clear that he wants to be playing first team football at this stage of his career. He certainly has the talent to play for a top team, so I am at a loss to understand why Wenger refuses to give him more first team chances except when we are decimated by injuries.
I don’t want him to leave but it looks like he will have to find another club to play every week in the future. Am I the only one thay thinks this is a mistake by Le Prof?