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Arsenal’s and Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell has reportedly joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan.
— Sporting CP (@Sporting_CP) August 21, 2016
The Costa Rica international looked to have finally made a breakthrough at the Emirates last season, scoring four goals in 30 appearances.
Moreover, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing in a forward to north London, the 24-year-old was expected to stay with the north London following Danny Welbeck’s injury.
— Somos Sporting (@SomosSporting) August 21, 2016
The Costa Rica has spent his last four season on loan with Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiacos and Villareal respectively.
Campbell will now link up with international team-mate Bryan Ruiz at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
An Arsenal official statement via the Daily Express read, “Everyone at Arsenal wishes Joel a successful season in Portugal.”
— Sporting Clube de Portugal (@Sporting_CP) August 21, 2016
Wenger is still under pressure to spend money on new reinforcement after his side draw 0-0 with Leicester City yesterday, and was forced to defend his transfer policy after the game.
A statement from the French man as quoted via the Daily Express read, “Why do you say I am reluctant? I don’t understand that,”
“If we find players who can strengthen our team we are not reluctant. I would spend £300m if I find the right player and I have £300m.” he added.