Campbell should be in the Arsenal squad next season

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Is this starlet playing his way into the Arsenal squad?

Date: 16th June 2014 at 6:44pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Joel Campbell stole the show in Costa Rica’s 3-1 upset win over Uruguay, a game that really added to the consensus that this is a bloody good World Cup. Campbell’s climb has been noteworthy and at stages  impressive, taking steady steps to becoming a player happy with his surroundings at the top. He endured a difficult start to life at Real Betis two seasons ago. Going back and forth to Central America for international duty complicated matters as he attempted to adjust at the Spanish side; his first start in La Liga came at the tail end of October. But he eventually got into the rhythm of things at the Seville club, tallying 21 starts in the league and finishing the season well enough for the club to enquire after his availability for the following season. Due to financial issues at Betis, Campbell was instead farmed out to Olympiakos ... Read More

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    Robin Grant
    6 months ago

    How is he going to be a squad player? Walcott is too nervous on the ball, he kicks it forward and then darts after it, which works a lot of the time but can lead to him miss-controlling it and rushing the play. Campbell is extremely comfortable on the ball whether he’s running with pace or leisurely walking it forward. He can shoot from far or close up. I don’t see how he’s going to be a squad player, or why you’re being so defensive to him breaking into our team. What? Just because he’s not a £30-40m ‘star’ ? come on, this is Arsenal we’re talking about

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