Injury blow! Arsenal international ruled out until 2018

Arsenal’s Joel Campbell has picked up an injury whilst on international duty with Costa Rica, and will now miss out on a huge chunk of the new campaign.

The Gunners forward is currently into the final 12 months of his contract with our club, and had been expected to be sold in the current window. Arsenal will now be forced to try and offload him in January for a minimal fee, with the likelihood that he will end up leaving on a free transfer come the end of the term.

Campbell spent last season on loan with Sporting CP, but was only given 18 Primeira Liga outings, and he will be disappointed with his lack of playing time throughout the campaign.

The 25 year-old has been forced to endure five different loan spells since joining Arsenal back in 2011, but was given a chance to earn a regular role in our side in the 2015-16 season, and while the fans enjoyed his impact in the team, Arsene Wenger was seemingly unconvinced.

His exit remains inevitable, although his destination will remain in tandem whilst he is stuck on the sidelines, and he will now concentrate on his recovery, with six months of recovery mooted.

He’ll be joined by Jack Wilshere in the treatment room, who is also ruled out for much of the season, and is coincidentally also out of contract come the end of the new season.

His future is also unknown, with an exit seeming extremely likely, although Manchester City have been mooted as a possible destination, with Pep Guardiola believed to be a fan.

Could Joel Campbell become a star for his new club? Is there still a possibility that he could extend his Arsenal stay?

Pat J

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  1. kabeer says:

    “Hey mate, I’ve just come back from a pretty big 5 hours at the Sydney fan party, will never forget. I know it’s obvious we are going for Lemar, but one of the fans close in to Gazidis asked him to ‘Hurry up and sign Lemar already!’. A bit of tongue-in-cheek I thought, didn’t expect a reply. Funny enough, verbatim, he replied ‘Believe me, we are trying extremely hard to get him through’. Again, I know our intent is obvious, but that was straight from the CEO on the transfer status. Cheers.”

    Lamar is just a matter of time.

    if we keep Sanchez and get a top quality midfielder, I’ll be excited for this coming season

  2. Uzi Ozil says:

    And my mind Skipped as soon as I saw the headline.

    Get well soon Joel Campbell. Doubt we will see Him on an Arsenal shirt this season

  3. muff..di...di...di...diver i now stutter cos this club made me suffer says:

    actually got worried that for a minute
    dont do that to me admin

    1. John says:

      Talk about click baits.seriously ! Tell the h*ll is joel campell an injury scare or blow whatever.

  4. gmv8 says:

    I think Joel Campbell was going to miss a huge part of the season anyway …. if he stayed with us.

  5. gmv8 says:

    If guys like Lucas, JC etc, stay, Wenger should play them in Europa. They can get a minor international stage to show how good they are, and keep Wenger’s favoured ones fresh for the league. Everyone’s a winner.

  6. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

    Always upsetting when an Arsenal player is injured. Campbell has been unlucky in many ways. Unfortunately his resale value has been greatly diminished.

  7. Albert k says:

    Get well joel. Joel is a very good player only that he hasn’t been trusted by his team.

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