Joel Campbell has called on Arsene Wenger to give him a chance at Arsenal as he believes he’s “good enough” to be in the club’s first-team.
The Costa Rican forward built on his burgeoning reputation at the World Cup as he helped his side to a shock first ever quarter-final appearance.
Despite arriving at the Emirates Stadium in 2011, Campbell is yet to make an official appearance for the north London side, with work permit issues having forced the 22-year-old away on numerous loan deals.
He was initially sent to Lorient before playing for Real Betis and Olympiakos last season – for whom he netted a stunning Champions League goal against Manchester United.
On the back of his improvements and eligibility to play in the Premier League, the young striker says that he’s ready to take any chance given to him by his manager:
“The Premier League’s the most interesting in the world and I’ve always wanted to play here. It’s my dream. And I believe I’m good enough,” he is quoted by The Metro.
“I’ve played around 100 games in three different divisions in Europe. Lorient in France, Real Betis in Spain and Olympiakos in Greece, where I played Champions League too.
“I’m confident of being successful in any division in the world.”
Wenger may yet opt to send Campbell away on loan again, with Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa keen, as well as European clubs including Galatasaray.
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