Arsenal should keep Joel Campbell for this season

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Two important lessons Arsenal must take from the Emirates Cup

Date: 4th August 2014 at 6:34pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Pre-season is all about fitness, which is why there should be little importance placed on Arsenal’s 1-0 loss in the Emirates Cup to Monaco, and even less emphasis on the 5-1 hammering of Benfica a day earlier on Saturday. Arsenal’s friendly tournament did offer a little insight to the current stages of two of Arsene Wenger’s young forwards, however. The loudest cheer on Saturday arrived upon Alexis Sanchez’s showing, naturally. But there were plenty of eyes on Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo, with the latter picking up four goals – his first in an Arsenal shirt – against last season’s Europa League finalists. Wenger made a point last season of commenting that Sanogo would surprise Arsenal supporters. Either it was a means to calm the unsettled masses after the comically cliché signing of the young French forward, or there was something genuine and sincere about what the Arsenal boss had to say. Sanogo has the build to be a good player in the Premier League – there has been little doubt about that. The real question is whether he has the class and ... Read More

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