Aubameyang transfer snub gets Campbell new Arsenal contract

Just a day or two ago there were reports in the football media that the Arsenal and Costa Rica international forward Joel Campbell could be set to leave the club and the Premier League completely, with representatives of the Turkish champions Galatasaray supposedly in London to talk about signing him in the January transfer window.

At the same time the Arsenal transfer rumours about the Borussia Dortmund and Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubamaeyang were getting more numerous and stronger. Back then I thought the two stories might be connected and the news reported by Metro today does nothing to change that, as the paper reveals that the Gunners have now opened up talks with Campbell over an extension to his current deal which runs out at the end of the season.

Good news for the Costa Rican and a just reward for the way the young player has knuckled down when his playing opportunities were limited and then stepped up when Arsene Wenger and the team needed him. But is it a coincidence that this news comes around the same time as the Daily Mail is reporting that Aubameyang has issued a firm transfer snub to Arsenal?

The Dortmund striker said, “I don’t want to go to Arsenal. I won’t leave Dortmund soon.”

So was Aubameyang our only striker transfer target and is Campbell’s new contract a direct result of the snub?

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  1. More than likely, but could it also be possible that Arsenal were thinking more of Campbell’s value rising by having a 4 year contact instead of 6 months remaining on it? ?

    Didn’t Arsenal make Henry sign a new contract when Barcelona were on his case?
    Wenger knew that Henry wanted to go and they obviously came to an agreement, by Henry Signing a new contract so that the club earned more money from his sale to Barcelona

    I’m not suggesting that wenger will sell Campbell during this transfer window, but Arsenal are covering themselves so that they get the maximum fee if they do.

    The only other thing that i can think of is that Galatasaray were only here to tie up Campbell on a free at the end of the season, as that is allowed 6 months before a contract runs out from a club outside of the Premier league.

  2. Get Lorenzo insigne from Napoli and move on from Aubameyang who probably is waiting for R Madrid to come in for him

    1. ? Err, This Snub:
      The Dortmund striker said, “I don’t want to go to Arsenal. I won’t leave Dortmund soon.”

      Which theoretically means that Troy Deeney snubbed us as well ???

      No one wants to go to a Ho like club,
      that has been linked to so many! …
      They are worried that they might catch something,
      in the shape of a Trophy ??

  3. If you have been following Auba’s comments, he said he prefers Spain, madrid or barcelona precisely…
    So all the talk that he loves Dortmund is just because both Madrid and Barca are yet to come for him…
    If they come for him,he will surely leave Bvb…..let’s forget about it and move on, I understand everyone’s frustration buh what can we do than to support our own players and encourage them?

  4. He wants to play in Spain, his mother is Spanish.
    Suarez wanted to play in Spain, his gf family live in Spain
    It seems BVB are open to a deal, it’s Auba who isn’t interested
    Which is just as well. No one wants a player whose mind is always somewhere else

  5. The media reported that Campbell signed a contract extension about a year ago before he went to villa real on loan. Now the media is saying his contract runs out in the summer. As usual, some areas of the media cannot be relied upon for accuracy.

    Does anyone know what the current situation is with Joel’s contract?

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